Mine was the same way, started walking at 9 months old. It just doesn't even look possible, does it? I thought it was hilarious yet frightening at the same time. My first was more cautious and held on to the furniture for a long time before he took off, and my second is just my little Evel Knievel! He never cared to hold onto the furniture. As soon as he figured out how to stand on his own, he took off. There isn't much you can do to stop them. Just get out the safety supplies and the gates, and good luck with your little adventurer!