A.M. asks from Plano, TX on June 18, 2008
Standing up Before Walking?
Two days ago, my 1 year old (who is not walking yet) learned to stand up by himself. What I mean by this is he sits in the middle of the floor and stands up from a sitting position without holding on to anything. It seems to me that this requires a lot more balance than walking, and even my sister said that all three of her boys walked first. So my question is, did your child learn to walk first or stand up from a sitting position first? Is this any indicator of when he will walk?
Thanks for the help!
So What Happened?™
Thanks everyone! He actually took his first three steps today (June 23rd)! I am so proud of him. I hope he will do it for his dad tonight! So it took him 1 week to go from standing to walking ;-)
P.R. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
Hi A., look dont'n woory every child is diferent! mi 4 year old star to walk when he was 14 months old!!! cause he was very overweith... mi 9 months ols girl just star to do some steps i don think you should be worry, for real!!!!
C.B. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
Yep, at about 7-8 mo's (i think) my grandaughter would be sitting on the floor then put one knee up & stand up using that one leg to push & up she'd go. I also thought she was a genius (LOL) I wish I could do that!
A.C. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
It was only 2 months ago, so you'd think I would remember clearly- but already the order of things are fading in my mind. I believe my daughter also learned to stand on her own because I could set her down in a store and she would just stand there from about the time she was 10 months to 12 months old. At some point she was able to walk if you gave her some momentum, but couldn't stop on her own (she had to fall or walk to something and grab on). By the end of the 12th month she was able to walk and stand fine.
E.S. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
Mine did the exact same thing. We have a large unfurnished room at the front of the house and she would crawl around, then decide to stand up. She wouldn't last long, but it was impressive to see. Completely normal. They all do things differently. She walked at 13 months. And really started being able to stand on her own without support at about the same time (where many say that comes first and then walking). Don't you worry.
A.J. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
All 3 of my boys crawled before they could sit unassisted then cruised the furniture then stood first and then stepped...
they were all 3 walking by 9 months...
I think they all do it differently. Also, most girls talk earlier than boys and most boys walk earlier than girls. All 3 of my boys had speech delays but now they jabber all the time! :0)
C.D. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2008
My little guy is doing that! He just turned one on May 31st and he goes from sitting to standing without holding on to anything! We thought he was a genius. :)
I wish he would just walk already! He stands there for so long, bend his knees to get something and then stands back up but REFUSES to take a step! I try to hold his hand and walk with him, but he pulls his feet up and will not take a step and gets angry!
So cute...soon our little guys will be running away at lightening speed!! :) Just wanted to let you know I am right there with you. :)
Good luck with your new one coming! how exciting, :)
J.C. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
My son, who is now 13, ran before he walked! Every child develops in his own time and way.
Our son had one of those activity centers that had a handle on it and 4 wheels. He'd been standing and holding on to the coffee table since 10 months, but at 12 1/2 months one day he stood up-held on to the handle and ran pushing the activity center all the way across the living room to daddy. His eyes were big as saucers w/astonishment at his feat...and a smile that his dad and I still cherish to this day.
Hope this is helpful...every child is unique and special-- just wait till #2 comes along. But, do not compare his growth, weight or milestones to the new baby because assuredly they'll be different even if only a little bit.
M.C. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2008
My DD did the same thing at right about a year. Within a couple of weeks, she was taking 1-2 steps at a time; within a month, I'd say she was definitely walking, and now (at 14 months) watch out! Last night she walked out the front door, across the porch, down to the sidewalk, and over to our neighbor's house (with me following, of course!) So your turn comes soon!
D.N. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
My son began to stand up on his own about 2 weeks before he turned 1, but didn't start walking until 1 week after his first birthday. At his 1 year check up the doctor said he is doing the hardest part, so it shouldn't be long before he takes steps. So it is coming!! My second son walked first, so, every child is different.
J.T. answers from Dallas on June 18, 2008
My neice did what your son is doing--it was amazing! She'd just be sitting there and all of a sudden she'd just pop up with no hands! She would just stand there for a while and the plop back down. Pretty soon after that she started taking steps. My son, on the other hand could walk very well holding onto something for what seemed like forever. Then, one day, after he was absolutely sure of himself, he started walking. He was 13 months. Have fun and enjoy waht little bit of non-walking time he has left! :)
J.L. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2008
My first 2 walked first and it took a LONG time (a month or 2) before they were able to stand up without holding on to something. My 3rd is 13 months and just started pulling up to her feet... They all have their own timeline and it sounds like your little guy just wants to be different! Obviously you have nothing to worry about :-)