How soon after your LO started trying to walk on their own did they actually take their first steps? My LO has stood briefly on his own and tried to move forward on his own, but noise dived, does this mean he is close to actually steps? He walks with us hold one of his hands and cruises. I'm probably getting excited for no reason, bu tI thought I'd ask. My son is 8 months and has been crawling and pulling up since 6 months.