Breaking News: My Baby Can Walk Now

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My wee son's been a bit of a late starter when it comes to walking, but now at 13 months he's walking all over the place.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPSimplySites
    I am happy to hear the good news!!! It is so exciting to see your little ones walking. Now comes the hard work for mom and dad. But you will love every minute of it. Congratulations!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      TBird, be careful...in no time at all he'll be asking for the car keys...trust me on that one...they grow up WAY too fast. (My oldest is 40 this year... )
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Let's see how much longer you think that kid is sooooo cute, LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    You have heard the expression: 'all hell breaks loose'?

    Don't worry the Terrible Twos are coming.

    (and they last until they are 21)

    Good luck with that cutie pie.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      You are about to learn a hard fact. If kids were designed correctly, they would begin to walk the week before they started school.

      I hope you are in good shape - you'll need it.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        My wee son's been a bit of a late starter when it comes to walking, but now at 13 months he's walking all over the place.
        My grandson didn't start walking till he was 13 months. Now at 17 months, he's trying to pop wheelies in his little electric car:rolleyes:
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        TBird, be careful...in no time at all he'll be asking for the car keys...trust me on that one...they grow up WAY too fast. (My oldest is 40 this year... )
        Mine's 41
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  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    congrats! my girls were both 12 months before they started walking, and the youngest didnt start speaking until she was nearly two. Can't shut her up now......
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  • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
    Congrats...I don't know if this is your first child or not.
    So I'll go ahead and say it.

    Be careful of anything that he can reach for, especially to pull himself up....ie: corner units with glass, practice turning pan handles inward (so they don't hang off the stove) any glass, any sharp corners etc...

    I would have made a great mother...lol even with all my preps and such both my kids and my grand kids managed to give me a few near strokes a couple of times.

    Yes, I am worse than a grandmama..lol

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    '40 and 41'...sheesh my oldest daughter is only 27...we got some old cowhands around here...or very early starters
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      '40 and 41'...sheesh my oldest daughter is only 27...we got some old cowhands around here...or very early starters
      Or a combination of the two
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

      Congrats...I don't know if this is your first child or not.
      So I'll go ahead and say it.<snip>[/URL]
      Yup, first and probably only (for 'high risk' reasons). Thanks for sharing the child-proofing stuff. Always good to read lots of materials on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    The number one rule I learned once my two were mobile was "If you think they can't do it, they can." Remove everything, secure it all and baby gate stairs. Get a tall one, I have a climber as well! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    What would an Italian baby take with her if she ran away from home?

    A big hunk of Parmesian cheese - of course!

    That was one of my first adventures when I learned to walk - Grabbed the Cheese and Split.

    So baby proof the house, LOCK the doors and hide whatever is his favorite thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Sides
      Haha, fun stuff!

      My daughter's five so past the first steps stage but now we are on starting school stage which is quite nerve racking.

      Cheers!

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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Fenderkid View Post

        Haha, fun stuff!

        My daughter's five so past the first steps stage but now we are on starting school stage which is quite nerve racking.

        Cheers!

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  • Profile picture of the author stufftheme
    congrats sir
    i will come to play with him
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    • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
      Originally Posted by stufftheme View Post

      congrats sir
      i will come to play with him
      ??????????????????

      I'm sure you meant it in the best way but it sounds kind of creepy...
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  • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
    Congratulations!

    I saw his baby picture on your profile and he is adorable!


    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    My wee son's been a bit of a late starter when it comes to walking, but now at 13 months he's walking all over the place.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by MerlynSanchez View Post

      Congratulations!

      I saw his baby picture on your profile and he is adorable!
      Thanks. Here are a couple of more recent photos of him:


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      • Profile picture of the author MerlynSanchez
        He's beautiful!!

        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        Thanks. Here are a couple of more recent photos of him:


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  • Profile picture of the author clydefrog
    thats awesome. props! i was watching my friends baby yesterday, and he just started to learn to walk, so he's walking here, walking there, wobbling, yet walking. it's probably the cutest thing i've ever seen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    My son was a late talker. Maybe I didn't talk enough baby talk to him. However when he did start talking it was clear sentences. (and his IQ is well above average)

    Fortunately I had a good pediatrician and he told me straight up not to get hung up on 'bench marks' like what age a kid SHOULD BE to walk, talk, etc - everybody is different and they 'march to their own drummer' - the AVERAGE age is just that - average.

    Certainly if they are way way below average, then it may be cause for concern. Stuff like deafness or blindness is pretty obvious so of course anything really serious should be dealt with ASAP.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      My son was a late talker. Maybe I didn't talk enough baby talk to him. However when he did start talking it was clear sentences. (and his IQ is well above average)
      My mother said I NEVER babbled, just went to speaking sentences. I guess if she were looking for the babble benchmark, she would figure I was a bit late. I was early on speech.

      Fortunately I had a good pediatrician and he told me straight up not to get hung up on 'bench marks' like what age a kid SHOULD BE to walk, talk, etc - everybody is different and they 'march to their own drummer' - the AVERAGE age is just that - average.
      I THOUGHT this was not far from normal. One site says THIS about walking in the first year:

      •Stand up unassisted.
      •Cruise furniture and perhaps walk
      I started walking a bit early, but my mother said that if I fell, I would just get up again and continue. Some babies may not have that kind of attitude. And WHO KNOWS? Maybe they don't walk for a time while you are there. They DO have to build up strength, etc... so I imagine that falling is kind of common.

      Certainly if they are way way below average, then it may be cause for concern. Stuff like deafness or blindness is pretty obvious so of course anything really serious should be dealt with ASAP.
      Yeah, slight eye issues may be correctable. From what I understand, if they aren't corrected EARLY, they may lose a portion, or all of their ability to see. Of course, I am talking about issues that have an affect on light reaching the retina. But still, it is nice if your baby can see clearly ASAP.

      With deafness, the window is larger, but obviously, it can slow down speech and/or affect the ability to discern some pitch changes.

      Thunderbird,

      Congrats! I'm sure he'll be FINE! He seems to be focusing OK, so I guess his eyesight is such that you don't have to worry about what I said here.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    I have always wondered...
    we spend all the time teaching them to talk....and walk...
    so we can tell them to sit down and hush up

    Congrats Thunder!! Beyond the baby proofing.....nothing protects like a close, vigilant eye of a parent

    Andie
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Today the standard seems to be to install kid-proof locks on kitchen cabinets. But I remember my toddlers had a blast playing IN a large base kitchen cabinet that I filled with old saucepans and unbreakable stuff.

      If you don't install locks, remember to move chemicals and cleaning products high up and out of reach of little hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspiro Assistant
    Very cute! Congratulations. I hope I can have my own baby too soon. I can't wait!
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    Congratulations man!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author freeman84
    great to hear that! my son is almost 6 months now... soon he will be walking too! i share the joy of fatherhood with you... btw from the pictures... ur son still cant sit up straight? mine sits up by himself now... and with support he is standing now...is he being too fast?
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by freeman84 View Post

      great to hear that! my son is almost 6 months now... soon he will be walking too! i share the joy of fatherhood with you... btw from the pictures... ur son still cant sit up straight? mine sits up by himself now... and with support he is standing now...is he being too fast?
      Not yet 6 months and already sitting up on his own? Impressive.

      My son sits up straight just fine, but he was sitting on the kitchen's high-up granite counter in the photo, so had a hand on his shoulder just to be safe.
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      • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
        Is that Daddy holding him back from the cake?

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  • Profile picture of the author Aunty
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    My wee son's been a bit of a late starter when it comes to walking, but now at 13 months he's walking all over the place.
    So if fact your baby is a toddler now . I am happy for you but I warn you, from now on everything ends up being put up higher and higher to get out of reach of the snoopy-destroyer. When you have to reach up to the ceiling to get one of your last remaining unscratched DVD's you may look back on those crawling days with fondness. Never-mind, this too will pass.
    PS..
    Re: "late starter" - intelligent people strive for individuality. Your little tyke just started early doing it his own way in his own sweet time. Don't measure him against anyone or any prescribed set of developmental standards - he is unique and should be measured as such.
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  • Profile picture of the author mags
    I'm now onto great grandkids Jp will be 3 on the 16th june, and well since he started walking my entire house has been re-arranged a couple of times lol Nothing is sacred when he's around. He can even fit in behind my TV set and I can't reach him and he just stands in there and laughs at me. Apart from that he's the light of my life and I so look forward to his visits. They are all individuals and grow and thier own rates, no 2 kids are the same and that's what makes them unique
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by harmaini21 View Post

      many many congratulations buddy
      Thanks. Right now he's dancing to Shakira.

      (BTW, just so you know, posts in Off Topic aren't counted.)
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Aaaww.....you have a cute baby! Congratulations to the proud parents!
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    Nice one, it's always great to see them running around
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  • Profile picture of the author kiddoman
    How cute! While it seems there is a new good sportsman in the future! Seems so!
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  • Profile picture of the author vivaarturo
    wait till he starts running, you will have a to of keeping up with, especially when the new world starts getting discovered
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    It's all down hill from here.
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