7.25.16

When Your Baby Starts Walking: Second Child Edition

Do you remember when your baby started walking? What about your second, third, fourth, etc.? 

I still can’t believe my baby is one year old! Along with his big birthday a couple of weeks ago, we hit the big milestone of walking. Our youngest is constantly moving since he started crawling at 8 months!

Here’s a few things I’ve noticed as our second child hit this major milestone!

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1.) It’s still SO exciting!

Even though this is our second time around, it’s still so exciting to see our baby take his first steps and squeal with joy over his newfound skill. I think the beauty of parenthood is seeing life through your children’s eyes and the excitement of that never fades. We can see him light up with pride as he takes longer and longer strides. And my eyes are filled each and every time. Oh motherhood, you’re full of ALL THE TEARS.

2.) We’re much more hands-off!

As a second child, C probably has a few more bumps and scratches than when his big bro started walking. But, I guess that’s probably the norm for second (and subsequent) children. We’re two “veteran” parents who let him wander a bit more freely than we did the first time! We’re definitely more relaxed and not jumping up every time he falls down!

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3.) Baby Milestone Journals, what!? 

I try my best to keep a record of his milestones, but I won’t lie, I don’t have a detailed journal like I had as a first time parent. I know vague time ranges of when he’s hit certain milestones. Like, I do know that he started cruising against furniture a few months ago, but didn’t start taking his first steps until just before his birthday. I’m keeping it real guys, it’s not like being able to give you the exact date and time of when his big brother took his first steps (11 months and 2 days.) Oh the woes of being a second child and beyond, haha.

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 So, what are some differences you’ve noticed about baby milestones, the second (or more) time around?

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51 Comments

  1. This is so cute! I am yet to have any children, but when I do God Willing I can tell you I already feel excited for it! I can’t imagine how excited you must be! Especially the little one!

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  2. Tiffany wrote:

    I always loved the little movers diapers when my little guy started crawling! Aw they grow up so fast!

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  3. How cute, I am going through this stage at the moment with my 8 month old, who is my second! He is starting to pull up on everything now and he’s definitely on the move. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Ahhh that’s how it all begins! The pulling up, cruising, getting into everything!

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  4. Rachelle wrote:

    So good to hear that it’s just as exciting the second time around!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      It is so exciting still and even better with watching his big bro cheer and clap for him!

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  5. Kim wrote:

    Love this! And it’s so true about being hands off. I loved seeing how different she would be than her brother! We are passed diapers as she is almost 3, but I remember the new walker stages like it was yesterday.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Awww it all goes by so fast doesn’t it. His big brother will be 4 in November and I’m ALLTHEFEELS about it!

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  6. So cute! Ours hasn’t started yet, not an inch ;). He’s slowly starting to make some crawl movements but not very enthusiastically yet, so very excited for these milestones! (But don’t have a diary either despite of him being the first ;))

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      It’s all so exciting to see them learn and grow. He’ll be mobile so soon!!

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  7. Jacki wrote:

    So cute!! Love these diapers!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Thanks mama! Loved your post too!

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  8. Your little guy is so cute! we had a similar experience with our second- we were much more hands off!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes, it’s so freeing, I love it! Thank you so much Amira!

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  9. Such a cutie. My son was such a late walker that when he finally started I was so relieved!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Awww yea C was a bit later than his big brother, but I figured he’d figure it out on his own time. And I wanted him to stay little for a little longer!

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  10. Ana wrote:

    Im gonna be going thru this pretty soon, so this post couldnt be better for us at the moment ♡

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Eeek so exciting!! You’ll love it and hate it all at the same time. Oh motherhood!

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  11. Amaris wrote:

    My #2 is about to start walking. I’m excited she’ll be able to keep up with her big brother a little better 😉
    Great post!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      It’s so amazing to see them interact and play together, his big bro is so excited that his baby bwudder is walking!

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  12. Alyssa wrote:

    We love Huggies with our second baby! She just turned 8 months old and is so close to walking. She is trying to keep up with big sis!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Wow!! She probably wants to follow her big sis everywhere! SO cute!

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  13. Erica wrote:

    Walking is such an incredible milestone! Congrats on having a big boy. And having more things to do now that you’re going to be chasing him around lol.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      It is such a huge milestone. Thank you!

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  14. Shahla wrote:

    He is such a cutie pie!! I found myself nodding with every point you made! So true about the second child.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Thanks friend! Yes, things are way more relaxed the second time. Haha.

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  15. Welcome to the Wonderful Ones! It’s been a while since my kiddos were that age, so I son’t remember the specifics as well, but I remember it as being a magical year. Also, you are going to on your toes a lot.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes, they definitely keep me on my toes!!

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  16. Angela wrote:

    It’s so funny how different it is when you have your second! You’re a pro now and it sounds like you know what products work best for you and the family! Your little Camden is such a cutie!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes! It’s like riding a bike? You kind of just remember and go with the flow of it all! Thank you Angela!

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  17. Ahh, we are going through this now with my 10 month old. And yes, everything is different with the second, third (and so on) children. lol

    Your little guy is just adorable!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Awww another walker soon I bet! Everything is much more laid back around here.

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  18. For me first, I wanted her to walk as quickly as possible. For my second, being, twins, I was like,” please crawl for ever and ever” thinking once it started, I was in trouble with two! Big Huggies fans for the walking age for sure!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Awww so cute! Yes, three walking little ones is a work out I’m sure!

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  19. My second took FOREVER to walk. She was 18 months old. I think she was just content to watch her older brother run around and be crazy!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      His big bro was walking at 11 months, but I wanted C to crawl forever! I don’t want him to grow up! 😛

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  20. What a cutie! Huggies are our favorite in our house, they’re the ones that fit my babies the best!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      My oldest was allergic to them, but it works with this wild one!

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  21. Lauren wrote:

    Cute post! My son started walking just over age 1 as well! He’s a lot smaller (dwarfism) so it’s so weird to me to see how big your son is (even though he’s totally not big lol)!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      He is the cutest ever! Loved your post too Lauren!

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  22. Aww, he’s SO cute!! I’m so much more laid back about EVERYTHING with our second. I’m nervous for both of my kids to be that mobile since they’re already a handful.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes, I’m totally laid back this time, and he’s a chill baby, so I’m glad it works! 🙂

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  23. Lauren wrote:

    Awww! He is such a cutie! And we love Huggies Little Movers, they always keep our baby dry!

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  24. Brittany wrote:

    So cute! We love huggies

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Thanks Brittany! 🙂

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  25. sally wrote:

    Go C!!! I can’t believe he was so mobile starting from such a young age!!

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  26. Stefanie wrote:

    We’re big fans of Huggies, too! Only diapers that keep up with my toddler tornado!

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  27. Jenna wrote:

    Awww <3 This makes me want a second baby now! He's adorable!

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  28. Jill wrote:

    So cute!!!!! Huggies were a favorite around my house too!!! Thanks for sharing! XO

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  29. THE SWEETEST BOY!!!

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  30. Andi wrote:

    It’s so true! My baby started walking as well and I’m surprised at how much I love it and how much more at ease I am. I used to helicopter around my first son because I was always so worried about him falling, but we are way more secure this time around which makes it easier to fully enjoy it all.

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