Any late bloomers out there?
Heather - posted on 08/30/2010
my daughter will be 16 months in a few days and she isnt even standing yet. she tries 2 pull herself up but the farthest she gets is standing on her knees. i know every child has their own pace but i thought she would be standing atleast by this age. i guess we'll see what happens when we go to the dr's in a couple of weeks.
Melissa - posted on 08/30/2010
My son sat up late, crawled late and didn't walk until he was 15 1/2 months. All later but within normal range. Late is when they're walking after 18 months. But in the otherhand, my daughter was walking right before her first birthday and they both started talking early on. Go figure.
Cathryn - posted on 08/30/2010
My daughter is 15months as well and has not started walking yet, she is showing positive signs towards it by standing on her own and walking with me whilst holding on to one of my hands but she just does not have the confidence in doing it on her own, getting a bit nervous now!
Jonquil - posted on 08/29/2010
My son hasn't even started walking yet! It's perfectly normal. Kids do things at their own pace. My son's doctor told me the only time they would be worried is if he wasn't even taking steps by 15 months. So since your little one is walking now, your all good!
Shalyn - posted on 08/29/2010
Yes, my son will be 15 months tomorrow and he hasn't started walking yet. But he is close. Walking with us and using his walker and walking along furniture. I believe every child goes at their own pace and will do it when they are ready. I figure in the next few weeks he will walk.
Karriane - posted on 08/28/2010
My daughter is 15months old on Tuesday and she still isnt walking yet! She will stand when holding on to something but she wont offer to move her feet to walk at all yet :/ i suppose they all develop at their own pace. Hope its not much longer now! :)
Eliza - posted on 08/27/2010
My son just turned 15 months two days ago... but has been walking solely on his own for a little over a week. All of my friends' babies usually walk before a year so a lot of them have been freaking out... I saw no reason, especially since I've heard from child development specialists that anywhere between 10 and even 18 months is normal. When to worry is if they aren't active in any other way. And that's something that Coulson's certainly never had a problem with. He's started scooting around at about 8 months, crawled at 11 months, has been walking around the furniture since he was about 13 months and he climbs on everything if I don't have my eyes on him at every second. This kid is going to be my daily workout! =)
Diana - posted on 08/26/2010
My son (15months) prefers to crawl still. He can walk assisted and occasionally on his own (just over the last 2 weeks a little on his own). Not worried. He'll be walking everywhere on his own when he is ready. :) He's just trying to keep up w/ the "older" kids at daycare, so crawling is ALOT faster than toddling. Especially when he's trying to get to the toy he wants before one of the "older" kids gets to it. :)
Anita - posted on 08/26/2010
Yes my son also just started to take a few independent steps a week ago. My pediatrician suggested I call early intervention to have my son evaluated. I personally am not worried about it. It's not like he's going to crawl to preschool! We're going to do the early intervention, but in my opinion my son is just a late bloomer.
Annaleigh - posted on 08/25/2010
there are no late bloomers. each child will bloom when they are ready. my son started walking after a friends son who is 2 months younger. there are studies that have shown the longer a child crawls (and later they walk) the better their hand-eye cordination and mechanical abilities. my son was 15 or 16 months and he's normal as far as the rest of his milestones-he can swim better than my 5 yr old!
Elizabeth - posted on 08/25/2010
My little girl is just over 15 months and just really started walking in the last few weeks. She had been walking assisted or taking a few steps by herself before that, but she's just decided to walk pretty much full-time. She's not really talking yet (in words we can understand), either, but she does all kinds of other neat things, so no worries! They all develop different capacities at different times.
Stacy - posted on 08/24/2010
My daughter didn't walk on her own until 17 months, but cruised for several months first. She was, and at 3 still is, much more verbal - she had over 100 words before she ever walked, and spoke in sentences. My son started walking on his own at 11 months, and at 15 months has no words at all, just sounds and nodding and pointing. Each child is different, just to keep us all on our toes.
Keira - posted on 08/24/2010
My little one took off on her own this weekend - she was 15 months Monday. She did a few unassisted steps here and there for a couple weeks, but she preferred crawling because it was faster and more stable. Now that her balance is better, I can imagine she'll be running in no time!
Debbie - posted on 08/23/2010
My daughter was born on the 3rd, so she'll be 16 months in about another week and a half. Guess what? She's not walking yet. The pediatrician is not too concerned. They will reassess at 18 months. I didn't walk til I was 20 months old and I turned out just fine :-)
Esther - posted on 08/19/2010
My son just turned 15 months yesterday and he just took his first steps a few days ago. He took 2 or 3 steps at a time and he hasn't really progressed since then. But he's been a late developer across the board so I'm just giving him time. I think as long as he does things in the right order and doesn't seem to be getting too frustrated with not being able to do something then all is well.
Tracy - posted on 08/16/2010
My little one still isn't walking unassisted. I'm sure he's capable, he just doesn't want to let go ;) I'm told 18 months is the normal age to be walking, apparently, so I'm not worried yet. Compared to some other kids, I guess he's a late bloomer, but he'll walk when he's ready. When he's 5, it's not going to make a difference how old he was when he started walking :)
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