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Walking - The Toddler Years

Old December 11th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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I have a dumb question. When they say the normal age range for walking is 12-15 months (or whatever)...do they mean that by that time they are full-on walking all the time? Or just that they are physically able to walk?

I am just curious because Henry is physically able to walk (though he's not all that steady most of time) but he still chooses to crawl everywhere.


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Old December 11th, 2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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Able to walk. By 18 months you want to see them primarily walking, however, even at 18 months it's not that pressing. Many toddlers will prefer to crawl until they're steadier on their feet.

I'd say by 18m at the latest, I'd expect he'd be primarily walking as his means of mobility. If by then he's still very unsteady on his feet and choosing to crawl, I may be concerned something is going on since he's had 3 months to develop that skill and it hasn't come much further.


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Old December 11th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #3
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Okay, thanks.

He took his first steps about a month ago. And now we've seen him walk across an entire room and turn and whatnot. But for the most part, he'd rather crawl or cruise on the furniture.


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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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I think that's pretty normal, my Ot was saying they need to build muscle so it's a lot of effort to walk. So for them they may work on it for a bit each day until they get better at it.

Emrys is now walking more than crawling but it took several weeks. He just started to figure out how to get up from a seated position without holding on to anything which I think is making the difference.


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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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I think that's pretty normal, my Ot was saying they need to build muscle so it's a lot of effort to walk. So for them they may work on it for a bit each day until they get better at it.

Emrys is now walking more than crawling but it took several weeks. He just started to figure out how to get up from a seated position without holding on to anything which I think is making the difference.
Yeah, Henry hasn't figured that out yet. He still have to use something to steady himself/pull up on.


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Old December 12th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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Yes, I agree. It is *able* to walk. I know a good amount of moms whose little ones aren't fully walking by 15 months. My nephew included. He did not walk until 19 months, but now is a completely normal toddler who runs around everywhere, he turns 4 tomorrow


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Old December 12th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I guess I always thought it meant he should be fully walking by now. I'm glad he's still falling into the normal range. Woohoo!

(Though I really, really hope he's ditched crawling by vacation because I am totally grossed out thinking about him crawling on a hotel floor...ha!)


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