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At what age should children be walking on their own?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Usually by 1 I would think.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:59 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Well, I think it depends on the child. My daughter started walking at 10 months and my sisters girl started when she was 8 months. Her son couldn't walk on his own until he was 13 months.

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 5:02 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • My son didn't start walking on his own until he was 17 months old, but I know of other kids that started walking earlier than that. I didn't rush him, it will come when the child is ready. I could talk to the pediatrician if you are still really concerned. That never hurts, that's what I did. And he's 3 1/2 now and goes non stop :) Good Luck

    Answer by sweetpea0614 at 5:04 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • My DD didn't start walking independently till recently 16 month .
    She walked before just not much, now she cruises.
    I think they just need o build their confidence first

    Answer by AshleyRoseG at 5:07 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Anywhere from 6months to 1.5 years,. Depending on the child.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:17 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I think every child is different, some walk at 9 months, others take their time. My first daughter was walking at 11 months, my second a week shy of 16 months. Anything after 18 months I would be concerned about.

    Answer by Nanixh at 5:22 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Around one year old is certainly the most common, but there is still a wide range of possibilities. I have a friend whose children don't walk until they are 17 or 18 months old! Nothing wrong with them, just slower to walk then most babies. I also know children who started walking around 8 months!! Mine were all walking days after their first birthday. However my baby, who will be one next week, is showing no signs of even being close to walking!

    Answer by micheledo at 5:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Once your baby masters crawling they will be grabbing for something to pull themselves up to start their walking stage. I think that transition might have started around 9 months and by at least a year they were toddling around since I was concerned about them getting into things when that started happening.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • THe wide range of normal is 9-18 months.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:02 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • the range is from 12 months- 18 months typcially mine is almost 13 months, and he's not walking by himself, or standing by himself either, ( only when he holds onto something) but, i'm not worried he will get it.

    Answer by Sillylins at 2:15 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

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