How old was your baby when he or she started walking? Tristan is 14 and 1/2 months old and is still not walking. He is really close to it though: he can crawl really well, pulls himself up easily, cruises and can walk holding on. He can actually hold on with just one hand and stands fairly straight, bearing weight really well. However, he doesn't seem to have the balance or confidence just to let go and go for it himself. I wasn't that worried until the HV said that the average was 12 months and that I should do heaps of practice with him with walking. We are doing heaps of things to try and encourage walking and I am not sure what else to do. If we move something away from him, he just sits down and crawls after it. She is happy with all his other gross motor developments and said that he bears weight really well and is happy on his feet which is a good sign and that he should just do it when he is good and ready. My sisters and I and my husband and his brother were all 'late' walkers(around 13 - 15 months)- so I am just wondering if this is hereditary. What do you do?