The average age at which most babies begin walking is between nine and 12 months. Studies have shown that the normal age a baby should start walking will vary slightly depending on the specific baby's unique development, but it is normally between these ages.
According to webmd, Most babies become interested in learning to walk between seven and 12 months of age. In fact, the majority of neonatal development experts believe that babies should begin to practice standing, and even start walking, by 12 months. The baby will usually start walking with the support of furniture, a stroller, or someone's hands.
When a baby takes their first steps, it provides affirmation that the baby has reached an important milestone in their development. It marks the journey from dependence to independence and is a milestone that has many psychological and physiological benefits for the youngster.
Parents should remember to remain patient when it comes to their baby's normal age for walking. Every baby needs time to get to this stage and reach milestones at their own pace. Keeping an eye on their baby's physical strength and motor skills can provide them with an excellent indication of their unique and personal timeline for walking.
For instance, babies will typically be able to stand unassisted by nine months of age. Walking along furniture and taking steps unassisted should come around their first birthday. Being able to walk freely without any outside assistance will likely come a few months later. However, as mentioned previously, every baby's timeline will be unique and close guidance and patience by the parents is key.
On the other hand, if a baby still cannot walk independently by the age of 18 months, parents should consider speaking to their pediatrician. This is due to the fact that the age of 18 months is generally accepted as the latest time that a baby should be walking without help.
The average normal age at which most babies start walking is between nine and 12 months. It is important to keep in mind that this is an average, and every baby is different and may reach milestones at their own pace. It is also important to keep in touch with the pediatrician if the baby hasn’t started to walk on their own by 18 months of age.
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