I'm worried

Kimberly - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My little man isn't walking yet. He's been crawling since 6 months, but everyone is starting to get on my case like it's my fault. When should I be worried about a developmental delay?

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Sarah - posted on 10/31/2009

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My son just started walking at 15 months, I heard boys are later to do these things. I would give it a couple more months.

Rochelle - posted on 10/30/2009

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i wouldn't worry all babies walk whenever they are ready. My daughter just stared walking this week and she will be 16 months on the 9th of Nov. Everyone keeps asking me when she is going to get her teeth she doesn't have a tooth in her mouth. I look at is this way by the time she gets her teeth she should have the walking thing mastered. I do not have to worry that she will fall and hurt her teeth.

Rebecca - posted on 09/23/2009

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Some babies dont walk until there 18months, I wouldnt be worried and if people get on your case, I'd just say, he'll walk when his ready!! Isnt it annoying when people get on your case about things? My son is a very tiny little boy and people would say to me in public (strangers mind you) how old is your son? when id tell them they'd say: god is he sick? that always hurt.... so he looked funny when he started walking at 9 months lol he looked too little and now he is 14 months and runs around everywhere and i tell you, sometimes im wishing he was a late walker lol your freedom is completely over when they start walking lol id treasure the days with your son and not worry about getting him on his feet, he'll do it when his ready, and you'll probably never be ready :) once they start they dont stop lol!!

Tonyetta - posted on 09/23/2009

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Although some babies start walking early, I think the norm is between 12 and 18 months. My boys just started taking steps a month ago and just really starting to walk on their own. Just encourage him to take steps and be patient. I wouldn't worry if I were you.

Terisa - posted on 09/23/2009

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If you're looking to get him to start walking....try holding both his hands and helping him walk. Or you can use his favorite toy or bottle or anything you know would interest him to coax him in to walking to you. Brian took his first steps to Daddy because he was holding his bottle. And then took his next steps to me when I was holding the car keys. If it doesn't work, don't give up! He'll walk when he wants to walk :) Good luck

Bridgette - posted on 09/21/2009

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I wouldnt worry just yet. My son hasnt walked yet and he is 14 months (but he was born 3 months early)

Holly - posted on 09/20/2009

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My 14 month old isn't walking yet either. She started crawling at 10 months and pulling up and cruising at around 11 months. Now she is walking on her knees and she will walk if she is pushing her toy stroller but I don't think she has enough balance to stand on her own yet. I'm not really worried but I kinda wish she would start walking soon. I am really getting tired of everyone asking me if she is walking yet. But I know that she will walk when she is ready and then she will be really hard to catch!

Serena - posted on 09/18/2009

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nope lads tend to be slower at walk my youngers (i have 5)isnt walking yet but i am not fussed his dad didnt walk until nearly 2 all children r different my eldest stepson walked at 1 but each other has been older 14months 17 months 17 months io would worry if he isnt walking by the time he is 2 as depends on the size of him as well enjoy the peace once he wwalks then the fun begins

Samantha - posted on 09/17/2009

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Bella just started walking last week, She was 14 month on the 3rd of Sept. She started crawling at 8 month and didn't show one bit of intrust in walking till now.

Heather - posted on 09/16/2009

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My brother started walking at 18 months and he is one of the smartest most accomplished guys I know! He is a chemical engineer and a loving father of a family of 5 children. Don't fret, he will walk when he is ready, just like all other milestones.

Magnolia - posted on 09/15/2009

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If you look up the milestones, a child can begin walking anywhere from nine to seventeen months. I wouldn't worry until he has past sixteen months. If you are still nervous have a discussion with the pediatrician. Especially if he does crawl and pull himself up.

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2009

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All babies do things at their own time. I wouldn't worry yet. I read something from the health center that you don't need to worry unless your baby is not mobile in any way at 12 months. If your son is crawling or scooting around in some way, I wouldn't worry. He will learn to walk on his own. Just ignore those critical people.

Sharon - posted on 09/12/2009

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I was hoping for a baby who was delay in the walking area, but i got one walked at 9 months, one at 9 1/2 months and one 10 months. I would have loved one to have waited until after 12 months. I have heard that if they take their time to crawl and then to walk and it's not a bad thing because apparently they have less falls etc as they are taking their time. My girls rushed everything and have the bruises on their heads to proove it from tables, kitchen benches, walls etc etc. Good Luck with it all.

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All babies do things on their own time. Don't rush him. My daughter just started walking recently. Enjoy him not walking. Now that my daughter walks, she falls all the time & is covered up in bruises.

Leanne - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter didn't crawl until the day before her 1st birthday. I was beginning to worry, as up until this date she wouldn't bear any weight on her legs, however, since then, she's progresses and is finally, at nearly 14 months, pulling herself up on the furniture and starting to take a few steps whilst holding on. I think she's a way from walking independently, but I'm not concerned. She'll walk when she's ready. My son was also late to walk and at 15 months was referred to physio for flat feet, this has since improved and he walked at 16 months. The Physio actually told me that any age, up to 2 years is considered to be in the normal range for 1st steps.

Felicia - posted on 09/11/2009

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t is completely normal, although I understand the pressure and worry. My daughter just started walking last week. She didn't start crawling until 11 1/2 months, either. I have been told by the doctor and a parent educator that it is still normal and not to worry. This is happening after my first crawled at 6 months and walked at 9! lol

Kayla - posted on 09/11/2009

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my little man didn't start crawling til his first birthday.... he did the scooting bum thing too. it happens when it happens. at least ours stay more babyish longer lol. just think what comes afterwards.... i like the fact hes still crawling, i can catch him faster lol.

Valerie - posted on 09/10/2009

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I agree with Michaella. My son will be 14 months in 4 days, and he hasn't even taken his first steps yet. He started crawling at 10 1/2 months, and just started standing and cruising while holding onto things about a week ago. It is perfectly normal. When people get on your case, look them straight in they eye and say, "He'll walk when he feels like it!" :)

Michaella - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son isnt walking either. My sons pediatrician told not worry about it. If he isnt walking by 18 months thats when we need to start getting concerned. My son is in the 85th for weight so pretty big. He never crawled only scooted on his butt. He is yet to pull up. he is so close. He can take a few steps around furniture when we stand him up against the couch or he can get from tummy to sitting but other than thats all he does. His brothers have always done everything for him so I think that is part of why he doesnt do more. Its not your fault he just isnt ready yet and he will do it when he is ready. you cant force him to do something he isnt ready to do. I work with my son alot but he just isnt ready either. I have 3 boys so I am just enjoying him. They grow up so fast.

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