Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" My daughter was standing by 7 and walking by 8 too. She shouldnt have been though, she was so bowlegged for a while. She's good now though, thankfully!"
I was worried about the bowlegs too, but they fixed themselves. My uncle was bowlegged and had to have corrective surgery, so I brought it up to the doctor and he brushed it off. Like, what are you going to do... stop them from walking when they're ready? Haha. My daughter just started walking a week ago, she's 13 months today. Soooo refreshing compared to the "go go go" of a walking 8 month old.