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DS has been pulling himself up on everything for a couple of weeks i was woundering how long it usually takes before they start walking?
Also anyone have any tips on getting him to fall on his bum or go to his knees instead of falling back on his head?
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:28 p.m.
Monday, 12 November 2012 2:28 a.m.
If it's any consolation, DD was cruising furniture before 8 months, but didn't walk until 13 months. Once she did, though, she never fell, never crawled again, and was running about a week later. Both crawling and walking have their challenges, so I don't think it really matters which they're doing - they always find ways to get up to mischief!
Monday, 12 November 2012 1:41 a.m.
When they can walk it is a bit easier to lead them around, like if you need to take him with you while you change DD you will at least be able to lead him by the hand rather than try to carry him and DD at the same time.
Monday, 12 November 2012 1:31 a.m.
Thanks for all of the replys,
Now he has just started to walk along the funiture, i really dont know what would be easier?? him walking before DD gets here or him still crawling :P
Sunday, 11 November 2012 9:44 p.m.
Ds was pulling himself up at 7 1/2 month now is 11 1/2 and only brave enough to take 2 or 3 steps unaided, cam climb onto and over the back of the couch already thou, go figure! Lol
Wednesday, 7 November 2012 12:34 a.m.
all three of my boys started pulling themselves up on furniture between 7 and 8 months. One was cruising furniture a couple of weeks later, the other two took a month or more to get to that stage. The cruiser walked a couple of days after he turned one, one of the other walked a couple of days before he turned one and the youngest walked when he was nearly 15 months (seemed to take forever lol).
You can't really teach them how to get down, they work it out themselves pretty quickly tho. If you've got sharp corners or edges now would be a good time to put a bit of foam around them.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:39 p.m.
DD1 was about 7 months was walking at 9 months, DS was 10 months and walking at 13 months, DD2 was 11 months and walking at 14 months. My girls fell on their bums straight away and DS took around 2-3 weeks to start falling onto his bottom instead of falling backwards and we used to follow him around the furntiure to catch him when he fell and place him on his bum.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:11 p.m.
My DD started pulling up at 7 months about 2 days after she started crawling. She took about a week to master falling on her butt properly, I just left her to it and moved anything sharp or dangerous looking. She could take steps between furniture quite easily by 8 months but didn't try anything further than that until just before she turned one when she just toddled across the room and had walking unaided mastered by the next day. When she started pulling up everyone said she would walk early but nope she was just happy cruizing furniture for months instead! She now pretty much only runs everywhere which is kinda tiring when you are giantly pregnant.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 10:11 p.m.
DS started crawling at 8 months then pulling up onto things a week later and walking at 11 months. Now he runs like someone is chasing him all the time!
We use to guide him onto his bottom while he was standing and then he quickly figured it out for himself from there. We have wooden flooring and he did hurt himself a few times but they learn. I see you have no. 2 coming in a few weeks, I hope he doesn't walk too soon ;)
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