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Anyone else with a 1 year old that's not walking yet?

She is almost 14 months and cruising comfortably and free standing, but won't take a step without holding something! She also didn't sit up on her own til 10 months. Her balance is great and i'm not so worried, but would like to hear other stories!


Asked by staciandababy at 9:03 PM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My first also didn't get to a sitting position on his own until 10 months, he started pulling himself up to standing shortly after that, didn't crawl until 11 months, didn't start walking until 14 months, but was walking across the room by himself by 15 months. He's 3.5 now and runs around like any other normal little boy. :)

    My second was earlier on everything -- sat up around 6 months, started army crawling around 6 months, hands-and-knees crawled at 7 months, was pulling up at about 10 months -- and still didn't walk on her own until 14 months, and she didn't start walking around much until 16 months. She's 20 months now and I can't believe she's only been really walking for 4-6 months, it seems like it's been so much longer, lol. She's starting to run and jump now.

    I'm sure your daughter is fine. Just give her the time she needs. :)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:16 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • My youngest was 17 months before he took his first steps. I believe, but am not sure as it has been a while, that you really don't need to worry until 18 months. You know that all kids do things at different times. And since she is cruising and free standing, the walking shouldn't be too far behind.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 9:05 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My eldest started walking at 19 months, she was standing from 11 but didn't walk until 19 months. She was just lazy to be honest - I'm not even joking, she just loved to sit down too much! But at the time we were incredibly worried, the doctor told us that he wouldn't even consider it as a tad weird until we got to the 18 month mark.

    Answer by leah_rai at 9:08 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My youngest didn't walk until 15 months. He has always been a cautious kid... not a risk taker. He was like that as a baby too. It was his personality moreso than anything else.

    Answer by Freela at 9:12 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My girls were little scaredy cats! They walked at 15 mos, 18 mos and 16 mos my son on the other hand walked at 10 mos.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • my daughter didnt start til she was14-15 mo old then she went right to running... my youngest son was 17 mo I would jokingly say it was cause I kept knocking him down! both were and are completely fine... really why should they walk when whenever they wanted somethingthere was an older and willing sibling to bring them whatever they wanted?

    Answer by rebeccadac at 9:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Yep and she doesn't have teeth either. She's fine every other way just a little timid about letting go. We know she can walk she just hasn't felt ready to do it yet.

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 9:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My son walked at 13 months. One day he wasn't walking, the next he had it down, lol. Now, two months later, he's practically running. He decided one day he was ready and he was off. I'm sure your baby will do the same one day soon. :)

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:33 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • I was 18 months before I started walking my DD toke her first steps the day she turned 1 so it varies. She is trying so I wouldn't worry to much.

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 9:44 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Our middle child,who is now 18 years old,did not walk until she was 16-17 months old. She was healthy,we had no concerns.She just preferred to get around by crawling - chasing after her big brother. When she walked - that's just what she did - she just stood up, and walked. Who knows why she walked 4 or so months later than her sister and brother?

    NOW, she's a fearless snowboarder and is training in Circus Arts, mainly aerial acts -cerceau (French for circle) and trapeze - all of which came to be because of her love of gymnastics.

    If you're fine with your doctor's reassurance that baby is progressing well,please don't worry. All the best!

    Answer by ShapeofMyHeart at 9:56 PM on Dec. 23, 2010