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Baby Brie : Learning to Walk

23 June 20128 Comments


[Hand in hand with grandpa]


Our baby Brie just turned 13 months.

And just like any parents of babies her age, one of the common questions asked by friends (and strangers =) is : Has she started to walk all on her own yet? =)

The answer is, nope. Not yet.

She cruises well. She climbs onto stools and sofas. She’s willing to walk if someone holds her hand.

She still seems to find a ‘good feel’ of the ground when she walks though.

Anya who is now 8yo, started walking when she was 14 months old. She’s the type of baby who liked to be on the safer side, preferring to hold a chair or a sofa, and not ‘walk across the room’ towards me.

Vai who is now 2 months away from turning 6yo, started walking when he was 13 months. Now, this guy was a climber since he’s 9 months old, BUT when it came to walking, he’d stand for a few seconds, get back down on all four, and speed-crawl! =)

So, with this third baby, … I’m curious to see how she’ll develop and progress =)

(As they say, it’s a different kind of ‘excitement’ when it’s your 3rd baby. We’re still excited, but not in a ‘hurry up I want to see you walk sooner!!’ kind of excitement =)

 

Some say : ‘Learning to walk is a big leap into a new-found independence for your baby. It marks the change from being a baby to becoming a toddler.’

A toddler?

Hey, I don’t mind if my baby is still a baby and not yet a toddler =)

I mean, Brie will definitely walk, perhaps within a week, a month or even three months. BUT, once she’s a toddler, she could never be a baby again!

(And, once she starts to walk, … she’ll go EVERYWHERE! Which means, I’d need to even be more watchful over her)

So.

Brie, … Mommy will let you practice walking and all, but … no hurry. Really.

It’s fine if you still want to hang on to my  hands as you wobble around!

I’m still enjoying your baby days anyways.

When did your kids start walking? Did you wish for things to be slower, or faster? =)

 

8 Comments »

  • Felicia says:

    My 1st born “Chloe” starts to walk when she is 18 months. She is a very careful n caution girl, but I enjoyed her baby time. My 2nd baby “Charmaine”, which is 1 day younger than Brie, she can’t walk either. She exactly like Brie, will walk when hold on to someone… climb here n there too. ^_^

  • Elaine says:

    My baby was a bit “slow” actually, perhaps at around 14 months. Like Anya, Sophia was clearly competent of wobbling along on her own much earlier than 14 months but was a very safe baby who prefers to hold on to someone’s hand while she walks. Which is fine by me and even after she mastered the skill of walking on her own, she would still hold our hands outside for a few more months before she got frustrated of the restrictions and decided to explore on her own. I’m generally just happy to let my baby to develop at her own pace, within reasonable limits.

    • Leonny says:

      Thanks for sharing …
      Somehow when I had my firstborn, I was excited to see how it’d be when she started to walk … so I kinda wished for her to walk ‘sooner’ (eg. if she could walk by 12 months, it’d be great … =) but now, err .. not yet walking has its ‘benefits’ =) so no hurry for me … =)

  • my daughter only started walking at the age of 16 months.. no hurry for me to get her walk as I think she has her whole life of walking to do..

  • Vicky says:

    Babies – they grow up way too fast! Elin is turning 7 months next month! Where did the past 6 months go? 🙂

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