After welcoming their daughter, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on March 25, 2021 Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell have been savouring every precious moment with their girl.

Now, it looks like 10-month-old Grace has reached a magic milestone and it’s one that most parents look forward to.

Sharing an image of his baby girl taking her first wobbly steps, 25-year-old Chandler Powell wrote: “Making memories every day with our little Grace Warrior. She’s crawling all over the place and is trying to walk. So proud!”

“She’s crawling all over the place and is trying to walk.”

As many parents would agree, watching your baby learns to walk is a huge rite of passage as it’s a sign your baby is entering toddlerhood.

Babies usually start walking between eight to 18 months old.

Before taking their first steps, they will usually have been crawling – from around the six to 13 month mark – and then pulling themselves up to stand, usually around the ages of nine and 12 months.

Accoring to Raising Children, walking starts to develop as soon as children learn to stand up. It continues to develop as children’s muscles, bones and joints strengthen and mature, their gross motor skills and coordination improve through practice, and they gain confidence.

Children develop the skills for walking at various ages. Children’s walking skills develop more or less quickly too. But typically developing children usually gain these skills in the same order, says Raising Children:

  • By about 9 months, some children might take their first steps with someone holding their hands.
  • By about 12 months, some children might be able to stand alone, sidestep around furniture, and walk unaided with their legs wide apart.
  • By about 15 months, some children might take uneven steps and walk with ‘flat feet’. Children might also walk by pushing toy barrows, carts, trolleys and so on.
  • By about 18 months, most children are walking well with their legs closer together. They can start and stop easily. They might also be starting to go up stairs or run.

Crikey, Grace is a cutie!

Parents are often concerned about when their child learns to walk and if they fall into the category of either being an ‘early’ or ‘late’ walker, however according to the World Health Organization, children can begin to walk unaided any time between eight and 18 months, and still be classified within the “typical” range.

Grace Warrior, who was born on the Bindi Irwin and Chandler’s one-year wedding anniversary, sits in the “typical” walking range at 10 months old.

If you are concerned about your child’s development milestones, please see your GP or your family health nurse.