When did your preemie start walking?

[deleted account] ( 106 moms have responded )

My son was born @ 32weeks weighing 2lbs 7ozs. He is now 17 months and just started walking. Just curious to see when everyone else's preemies started walking.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Caroline - posted on 07/04/2012

868

296

38

My daughter was born 9 weeks premmie, weighed 3 pounds & 11 ounces, she had many challenges. She was not able to walk un-assisted, she needed support to sit up, drooled constantly, developmentally delayed, frequent body tremors, some seizure like episodes, kind of in a daze all the time, clenched left hand, choking on her food, speach problems, left side weakness etc. She was elevated on her toes when holding her to walk, she was splinted for a leg brace & they wanted to give her botox, but after researching botox and discovering how it’s made and there were no long term studies I decided against it. Her life was restricted & so was mine ...and it looked this way for the rest of her life ... & mine. I felt hopeless.

We were attending all sorts of treatments and therapies which cost a lot. A friend told me about some special wellness supplements from a particular company, she started taking them in her yogurt, after one week she was up walking un-assisted, it made an immense difference to her brain function, memory, balance, mood & cognition in a short space of time. I was elated!

I am so grateful to the person that told me about this incredible technology. She now has a life now ….. and so do I. It’s now over 14 yrs later and she continues to take these special nutrients, she has attended normal public schools, she is almost 16, in a few weeks she begins driving lessons and has just started an after school casual job in a fast paced food takeaway.
http://www.navig8.biz/LifeStyle2

Kimberly - posted on 09/03/2013

1

0

0

My preemie was born at 31 weeks and he started walking at 18 months...

Lillian - posted on 07/15/2009

1

20

0

My son was born at 26 weeks weighing 1lb 4oz. He came home at 3 months old (the day before his actual due date) weighing 5lbs 2oz. he started walking at 18 months old on Christmas eve! he is 8 years old now still quite small (size 5) but otherwise very healthy and very smart.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

106 Comments

View replies by

Candace - posted on 05/12/2011

758

15

103

my son was born at 33 weeks and is now 12 months and started taking steps a week before his birthday but is still not walking

Nicole - posted on 05/06/2011

54

26

5

My son was a 31 weeker and he start walking at 12 and a half months and my daughter mia was a 31 weeker and she is 1 year three months and is not walking yet .. try a walker

Carrie - posted on 05/05/2011

4

6

0

My 30 weeker weighed 3 lbs 7 oz and started walking at 15-16 months. My 34 weeker just started walking and he is 15 months.

Claudia - posted on 04/11/2011

7

0

0

My son was born at 30 weeks weighig 3lbs 6ozs! And he started to walk on his 10 moths adjusted age. ( 12 months actual) and he is a heavy boy he weighs 30 lbs, people used to say that heavy babies take longer 2 walk, but I guess not.

Deanna - posted on 11/09/2009

2

4

0

Your story sounds so familiar. My daughter, Nadia, who is now 2 1/2, was born at 32wks as well. Though she was otherwise healthy, by the time she had her first birthday, she hadn't even tried to crawl and didn't start walking until after she turned 18 months. But I guess it all depends on the baby, so good luck!

Marcy - posted on 11/09/2009

47

14

10

My son was almost 36 weeks, and he started walking on his 1st birthday. My daughter was born at 33 1/2 wks and is almost 9 months old and just now rolling, and isn't sitting on her own yet...

[deleted account]

My son was born 18 weeks earlier, he was a 22 weeker. He was only 1 lb. 2 oz. He started walking around the furniture at 12 mos. Then we moved to a house with hardwood floors and eventually he wouldn't try to walk. Once we laid carpet down, he got right to it. It was about 18 mos. that he finally was completely walking.

Andrea - posted on 10/23/2009

307

9

34

My DD Nora was born at 30 weeks at 3 lbs 5 1/2 oz... we had to get her some physical therapy for hypertona in her armes, hands, ancles, legs, and torso. She also had hypotona in her hips too... Once we started to to phiso she started to blossom, crawling at 12 months and walking at 14 months (not corrective)!!!

Julie - posted on 10/23/2009

21

21

0

my son just start walking two days ago and 19 months not corrected months corrected

Nicole - posted on 10/12/2009

5

20

0

My oldest son, Patrick, was born at 27 weeks. He weighed 2lbs. 9ozs. and he didn't start walking until he was 16 months old.

Chelle - posted on 10/12/2009

322

47

78

My son was born at 33 weeks and just started officially walking yesterday at almost 17 months!

Tatiana - posted on 10/12/2009

1

27

0

my daughter, Chanel, was born at 28 weeks weighing 2lbs 11ozs. He is now 13 months and still not walking but she is a couch potatoe her doctor suggests that I get her some physical therapy. I think I am going to give her a few more months though cause she has ust found that the TV interests her more than mobility. Hopefully that will change and plus she will walk to the TV (in her walker)

Whitney - posted on 10/11/2009

6

0

0

Jace was 25 weeker and walked at 10 1/2 months adjusted, Talen was 29 weeker and walked at almost 14 months adjusted....kids are so different u just never know!

Tinsley - posted on 10/10/2009

18

26

1

hey my daughter was born at 31wks weighting 2lbs 7oz 14in and started crawling at 13mths and started walking at 17mths as well. our kids came sooner than they were supposed to so most of the things that normal birthed babies do on time or before time our kids will do late. like i wont potty train my daughter until she shows me signs that shes ready. until then i am in no rush.

Rachel - posted on 10/10/2009

8

16

0

My daughter was born at 29 weeks gestation. She started walking fully on her own at 13 months. She did however see a physical therapist for some developmental issues. Not sure if this had an effect on her walking though. Since she wasn't being treated for that.

Casey - posted on 10/10/2009

1

7

0

My son was born at 29wks. He weighed 2lbs 10 oz. He is now 5, but he started walking at 12 months with the help of a physical therapist. It was more of a challenge for him to crawl then it was for him to walk

Tiffany - posted on 10/10/2009

1

18

0

Hi Melinda, my son was born @ 32 weeks also weighing 3lbs 9ozs and he started walking @ 13 mos.

Amanda - posted on 10/10/2009

7

29

2

My twins were born at 31 weeks and they both started walking at 12 monthes/13 monthes. (10/11 corrected).

Amy - posted on 10/10/2009

18

19

0

My twins were born at 36 weeks...4 1/2 and 5 lbs. My daughter started walking at 10 months and my son at 12.

Joanne - posted on 10/08/2009

9

20

0

my preemie is only 2 mos now (actual age) and I have been worrying about when he'll start walking. if he'll do it like other kids his age...but after reading about other preemies i feel less worried and am just set on enjoying him as a baby as they do grow up sooo fast.

[deleted account]

My son was born at 32 weeks weighing 4lbs 7.3 ounces and he didn't start walking till he was 17 months old. I think the slight delay was because we live in Germany and we flew back to states a few times while he was still young so he ended up having fluid build up in his ears which caused delays in his speech. He is now 25 months and running all over the place, jumping, has no fear and the speech is coming along great.

[deleted account]

My son was born at 33 weeks weighing 3lbs 5oz on January 10, 2006. He started walking all by himself in June 2007. We think that he would have walked sooner but his vision was bad and he needed glasses. It was about two weeks after he got his glasses that he started walking.

Leeinda - posted on 09/28/2009

94

32

4

my daughter was born at 28 weeks and was 2lbs she started walking at 15 months old.

Stacey - posted on 09/27/2009

6

5

0

i was 2 days away from making 6 mos pregnant when my son was born...weighin 1lb 4.3 oz. he is now 2yrs 4 mos and just started walkin last week....which i am so excited :)

Anna - posted on 09/26/2009

32

3

1

My daughter was born at 26w5d weighing 725grams and she started walking at 22 months.

Mikila - posted on 08/16/2009

20

59

1

my daughter was born at 33 wks and weighed 3lbs 12.5oz she started taking steps about a month b4 her bday (march 4)...she started wobbling and trying to run at the end of februray and by march 4, she was beginning 2 run around like a pro..

Amanda - posted on 08/15/2009

94

37

7

My daughter was born at 32 weeks and weighed 3lbs 9oz. She was a year old when she started walking.

Nicole - posted on 07/31/2009

4

23

0

My son was born at 34 weeks weighing 3lbs 12.8oz and started walking at 15 months.

Kristina - posted on 07/30/2009

4

5

1

hi, my son was born at 24 weeks weighing 1 lb 11 oz. He started walking a few days after 15 months. I was so worried!! But now i cant keep up with him!

Maria - posted on 07/30/2009

1

15

0

My son was born at 26 weeks weighin 2 lbs, he is now 25 years old. How soon preemies actually start doing things is a little different than full term babies. My son started walking around 13 or 14 months but didn't start talking until 17 months. Delays are typical. If you are consern just talk to your doctor and he can advise what is the best course for him. FYI--my son is a healthy man with no problems so I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

Brooke - posted on 07/30/2009

11

10

1

My little girl born at 31 weeks 3lb 3oz started walking at 11 months , shes 14 months now and runs everywhere!

Kristin - posted on 07/27/2009

2

20

0

Hi! I have a 12 month old son who was born at 34 weeks, and he started walking with no assistance when he was 10 1/2 months(9 1/2 actual). I've slowly learned to try and not compare him to other kids, but of course it's hard when you had a preemie! Given, they'll do everything in their own time...and even if they take a little longer to do one thing, they'll excel in other areas!

Tonya - posted on 07/27/2009

17

27

0

Ana was born at 25 1/2 weeks gestational, 1 pound 9 ounces and she started walking on her own at about 14 months (11 adjusted).. but there were other things that took her longer.

Hope - posted on 07/27/2009

3

0

0

My daughter was 6weeks early weighing in at 3lbs.12oz. She started walking when she was 8month old.

Emma - posted on 07/26/2009

816

59

76

my girl started walking about 13/14 months but had been walking around the furniture for ages before that. she was 5 weeks early

Lisa - posted on 07/20/2009

19

38

1

My twins were born at 30 weeks, My daughter started walking at 13 months(actual age). They are now 14 months old and my son will walk holding my hand, but is still afraid to let go.

Jackie - posted on 07/15/2009

7

2

1

Hi I am a mother of 4kids and all of mine have different stories but the identical twins who started walking at the same time.My twins were born in sept and were suppose to be born in nov.They started walking when they were 11months old and was runing by the time they were a year old so they did good on the walking and crawling they were 4lbs and 8ozs at identical weight and yes they are identical twins.My other lil boy was born in Nov.and was suppose to be born in Jan.He himself didnt start walking till he was around a year and a half,but tell you know lie you look at him now and u cant even tell it.He is now 3 yes he is a year younger than my twins.My lil girl who is just a year old is still not walking and she started crawling when she was 6months and cut her first teeth when she was 3weeks so i thought since she did all that she would be walking by now,but no i was wrong she will crawl on up the cauch and on things and stand up and pull herself up,but she just dosnt want to walk yet,but with my ex.i think all kids start walking when they are ready no matter if they are preemies or not.the reason why i say that is bc she was born at the end of may and was suppose to be born at the first of june.She weighed 5lbs and 11ozs she was the biggest out of all.My three year old boy was 5lbs and 4oz.I jsut think they will walk when they are ready then when they start walking and getting bigger you wish they were them lil babys still learning how to do everything.My twins were preemies and now they are 4 and are in school and they have a 6 year olds hight.My third boy is 3 years old will be in school this year and is short and chubby.My lil girl is a year old and is short and chubby.

Nadia - posted on 07/15/2009

17

19

0

My son was born at 33 weeks weighing 4lbs and 2ozs. He started walking when the was 13 months. Hang in there, he will do it when he's ready. He still doesnt do things that normal term babys do and I have to remind myself that he will do it when he's ready. Easier said then done sometimes. :)

Kim - posted on 07/14/2009

70

8

0

My son was born @ 26 weeks 5 days weighing 2lbs 5 oz. He began walking at 13 months (10 months corrected age).

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2009

1

16

0

Sounds about right my son was born at 31 weeks and weighed 3 pounds and he started walking around 15 months or maybe 16 months, he didn't crawl until he was12 months so that I think is normal. Don't let anyone tell you that he will be slow at everything cause my son knew his letters before he was one. He is now 3 yrs old and 48 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds and smart oh so smart.

Jen - posted on 07/13/2009

1

13

0

My son was born a twin at 30 weeks, 3lb 2 oz. His sister did not survive. He had a intraventricular hemmorhage which led to cerebral palsy/spastic diplegia. He started walking at 2 1/2 yrs. He has worn leg braces off & on, had leg surgery once & gets botox injections. He will be 16 in 2 days (yikes) and it is difficult to see his disability if you arent looking for it. Good Luck.

Isis - posted on 07/13/2009

4

20

0

My daughter was born at 34 weeks and started walking at 10 and 1/2 months and hasn't stopped. She is now 15 months and her new thing is climbing. My son was born at 36 weeks and started walking at 9 months and occasionally walks on tip toes. He is now 4 and walks on tip toes and flat foot.

Angelica - posted on 07/12/2009

20

11

0

My son is 3 yrs old now but was born at 30 wks and was 2 lbs 10 oz. He started walking at 17 months likes yours. He began walking on his tip toes and then moved on to a flat foot walk. On occasion he will walk tip toed then flat foot. I guess it is a habit. My 1 yr old was full-term and started walking at 14 months. Take care

Kim - posted on 07/10/2009

34

14

0

my son was born at 32.5 weeks was 3lb 11oz ,

he started walked about a week after his first birthday but he had been furniture surfing (walking around tables ect) for months before that but he wouldnt let go til after his birthday.

Jo - posted on 07/10/2009

34

21

1

My son was born at 35+6 weeks gestation. He started walking at 11months old. 10 months corrected age. He hasnt stopped ever since!!!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms