Walking is a huge step (pun intended!) in your kid's development! It gives your kid a whole new perspective on the world and takes him from babyhood to toddlerhood! Most kids walk between 8 and 18 months. Here's a list of a typical kid's walking milestones!
Cruising! Cruising is when your kid walks while holding on to a piece of furniture like the coffee table. Most kids cruise by age 12.7 months.
Standing Up! Most kids can stand alone for a second (before crashing to the ground!) before they start walking. This typically happens by 13 months. By 14 months, most kids can stand alone for longer periods of time.
Walking Alone! Most kids are able to walk alone by age 14.3 months, but as we said above, the range is big from 8 to 18 months. If your kid isn't walking by 18 months, don't freak, but do have a chat with your kid's doctor.
Running! Once they've mastered walking, kids begin to work on their running skills. Most typical kids begin to run by 18 months and master the skill by age 2.
Walking Up Steps! Steps are a serious challenge for kids! Most kid are able to walk up steps by 22 months, but you should always be there to supervise. At first your kid will walk up stairs leading with one foot. By 3-years-old, your kid will porbably be able to walk up stair using alternating feet. And make sure to gate the top and bottom of your steps. You don't want your kid to fall and hurt himself!
Standing on Tiptoe! Most kids can stand on their tiptoes by 2-years-old. Which means they can reach up higher, so make sure you babyproof your counters and shelves by the time your kid masters this skill.
Walking Backwards! Most kids can start to walk backwards by 2-years-old, although they may be a little nervous to do it. After all, your kid doesn't have eyes in the back of his head like YOU do!
Jumping! Most kids can jump with both feet off the ground by 30 months. Kids typically first jump by lifting only one foot off of the ground and eventually get liftoff with both tootsies.
Kicking! Your little Beckham will probably be able to kick a ball forward by the time he hits 30 months old.
Hopping! By the time he's 3, your kid will most likely have enough leg-strength to be able to hop on one foot.