As a parent, you’ve probably been asked “Are they walking yet?” dozens of times. Learning to walk is a major milestone in your baby’s life and many parents feel frustration and worry over when their baby will take her very first step.
First off, it’s important to remember that there’s little a parent can do to speed up the timetable of walking. Secondly, there’s a large variation between babies on what age they learn to walk. Another baby the same age may learn to walk 3-4 months earlier than your child, and both babies could still be in the normal age range for learning to walk. The timing of the first steps depends on a variety of factors and delayed walking isn’t necessarily an indicator of a problem.