Walking, or “can walk”

At what point in your child’s progression do you call it official that they are walking? Tory has been standing for months… About a month ago he took his first steps… and today I witnessed him link 8 or 9 steps. But is that “walking?”

He still chooses the crawl as his major mode of transport, and the steps he does take are rather shaky. But he’s getting up and taking steps on his own, even if its only for a few feet… It’s a tough call.

I tend to land in the camp of “not quite yet.” If someone were to ask me if my child was walking yet, I’d have to answer, “no,” followed by the tiniest of pauses before I continued with, “but he walks.”

Splitting hairs, I know.