does anyone have any tips to get my daughter to walk

Lori - posted on 03/19/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my daughter is 19 months old and she isn't walking yet i think its cuz she is nervous but i was wonderin if anyone has tips to get her to walk


View replies by

Renae - posted on 03/19/2011




If she isn't walking in another month, it is time to take her to a paediatric physiotherapist (MUST be a specially trained paediatric one not a regular one) to have her evaluated because she is at the end of normal range to start walking. However, it is entirely possible there is nothing wrong with her and she just isn't ready. Try to encourage but never push. Pushing her will increase her anxiety. I have seen perfectly healthy kids who didn't walk until they were between 2.5 and 3.

Jen - posted on 03/19/2011




sit on the floor with another adult one sit one way the other sit the other side and keep standing her up and encourage her to walk to each of you, try having a toy in your hand she likes.

JuLeah - posted on 03/19/2011




Help her walk ... hold her hands and let go. Have her walk from one adult she trusts to the next - just a few steps ... but some kids don't walk at 19 months .... if she can stand, hold her weight, crawl, sit up ... is interested in getting places, I'd not worry

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