Look Who’s Walking!

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Someone in the Tatum household’s been holding out…

“One day, she’s going to get up and start walking!” is what they said. And I took it for the normal baby banter that ensues when talking growth and development. Because how? What baby just gets up and starts walking without doing the one-step, two-step stumble, first?

Well, apparently my baby.

On February 26th, Miss Honey took her first strides by foot. At 18 months. Three months after big brother Jayden and six months after big brother Juicy Jax.

So, I’m in the bedroom tidying up and I hear Juicy shout from the boys’ room, “Kilah’s walking all by herself!”

I step out into the hall and here comes my little tiny woman strutting around like it’s nooothiiiing, daaarliiing. Like she had this one hiding in her baby bag of tricks for a good month.

This is incredible because there was some concern about her motor skills and talks of having someone come in to work with her. BUT she did it all on her own and we now have one less thing to worry about. Not that WE were worried per se. It’s just one thing we no longer have to address at her pediatric appointments.

Since our lil’ knee walker transitioned to foot, it was time to get her some big girl shoes! We have Stride Rite to thank for sending her the cutest pair of Ripley sneakers from their Soft Motion Juice Pack collection. Both of the boys went from booties to Stride Rite so it was only right (see what I did there?) for Kiki to do the same.

The Soft Motion Juice Pack brings five new thirst-quenching colors to the first-walker’s arena, but that’s not all… These kicks are changing the game with their rounded soles for improved balance and an ultra-flexible design to ensure little feet move naturally and go pro in a whole new look. I seriously wish they came in adult sizes!

We’re loving Miss Honey’s new pink grapefruit first-walkers. The kiwi’s are trying to jump into my cart as well! I’m trying to exercise some restraint, but I am just excited to celebrate this new milestone!

So mamas, at what age did your littles start walking? We all know eeeevery kid goes at their own pace, but I’m just curious. Also, what were their first big kid shoes?

Sources: Akilah’s Dresses – Sophistishe • Shoes – Stride Rite

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • kat April 23, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Little miss is very cute my oldest who is now 15 walked at 10moths he actually never did the baby knee crawl he slithered across the floor like a snake and one day pulled himself up and started walking. My youngest now 6 walked at 9months very early walkers and I wasn’t expecting it so I wasn’t ready house proofing wise.

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  • Amanda Love April 17, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    It’s really important to have the right shoes for your baby especially when they’re at that stage when they’re trying to walk on their own! The shoes are really lovely! And they look comfy as well.

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  • Kiwi April 13, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    She is getting big so fast! I love her little headwrap I didnt know they make them so tiny its making my heart melt! Congrats on lil mama walking!

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  • Candy O April 13, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    What a doll! She looks so cute in her Stride Rites! Those were my favorite brand for my new walkers.

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  • Rosey April 12, 2017 at 9:30 PM

    Ha! Look at her go!! I don’t remember the exact ages when my four walked. For me it was potty training for the 4th that was the big big deal, so that’s what I remember. He took longer than the others, he was scared of the potty, lol. Those are some good looking kicks. All of my kids have been in Stride Rite!

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  • Amy Desrosiers April 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Aww, your daughter is too cute! I am in love with her colorful dress, and those walking shoes!

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  • Our Family World April 12, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Your daughter is a cutie! She looks so steady in her gait and those Stride Rite shoes are just perfect for her. My daughter walked early, at 11 months, and my boys started at 12 months. Every child is unique and they reach those milestones at their own pace. Pretty soon your daughter will be running around the house! 🙂

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  • Ora Lee Gurr April 12, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    It seems like every child picked a different age to walk alone. Stride Rite is a great shoe for support, fashion, and fun. Your pictures are adorable, and I especially enjoyed you sharing the delight her siblings had at her walking the first time.

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  • Wendy Polisi April 12, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    We love this brand! They’re offer great stability and comfort to the new little walker!

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  • Louise Bishop April 12, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    We are big fans of Stride Rite! Aren’t those first steps just the best?

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  • Dawn McAlexander April 12, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    She looks adorable! And those shoes will really help her get around in comfort and style!

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  • Toni | Boulder Locavore April 12, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    Aww..she’s so cute! I remember when I saw my kids walk for the first time! Such a great moment!!

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  • Kristi April 11, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    Those are adorable and so is she. I remember when our girls learned to walk…. oh the memories. I think I would save those cute shoes.

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  • Liz Mays April 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Great choice of shoes! Seeing the little ones go about their business around the house after learning to walk is so fun!

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  • Meagan April 11, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    She is just too cute. I adore that dress!

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  • Pam Wattenbarger April 11, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    I have been looking for some great shoes for my granddaughter who is turning one in two weeks. She hates most shoes but I think she might actually wear these. They are super cute!

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  • Jen Rattie April 11, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Look at her go! It’s so much fun when the kids start walking! Love the shoes.

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle April 11, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Oh my gosh, look at her go! She’s so totally cute!

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  • Catherine Sargent April 11, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    They sure do grow up fast. Stride Rite is a great brand of shoes and it is the only brand we bought when my son was younger.

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  • robin rue April 11, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    I always got Stride Rite shoes for my kids when they were little. They are GREAT shoes.

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  • Jeanine April 11, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    I have heard such great things about stride rite but havent ever tried them with my kiddos. My youngest will be 1 this summer so I may have to check them out!

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