I have a 19 month old and he is still not walking, should i be worried? x

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Anita - posted on 08/10/2011

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hi dose he bum shuffel or crawl , some of my kids did this till 20 months and then just took off but if your worried talk to you gp .they all developed at different ages when there ready they walk and once they start they wont stop good luck.

Elfrieda - posted on 08/07/2011

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If it were my son, I'd probably wait another month or two before taking him to the dr, but I sometimes wait a little longer than some people would.

My son took his first steps when he was 15 months old, but didn't use walking as his main form of transportation until 17 months. Like your son, crawling got the job done, and he liked crawling. What I did to help him start walking was 1) get him a walking pushtoy (it was the fisher-price letter carrier pushtoy), and 2) spent some time each day sending him back and forth between my husband and me, cheering like crazy for him when he walked. For him, he's very praise and attention motivated. He likes to do anything that will get a reaction, so we whooped and hollered and clapped for him and he walked. That didn't translate into walking for his own sake until several weeks later (he'd rather crawl) but at least we knew he could do it.
3) I also took him to play with his cousins, one 2 and one younger but already walking, so that he could copy them.

I'd take away the walker, because I've heard that it can teach bad walking habits.

Good luck. Hope your little one walks soon!

Elfrieda - posted on 08/06/2011

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If he's walking while holding your hand, but just hasn't got the balance right yet, I wouldn't be very worried. But if he doesn't like to put weight on his feet at all, that's a concern. They say if the child isn't walking by 18 months you should take it to the doctor.

JuLeah - posted on 08/06/2011

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does he crawl? can he pull himself up to a stand with help and support his own weight? How many chances does he get each day to practice? I knew a kid that didn't walk at age two because she was never put down.

If he has practice time, and is still not walking, take him in. If he can't support his weight, or not making effort to walk, take him in

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Ellie - posted on 08/10/2011

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Thank you, we do most of the things that you have mentioned. You have made me confident that he will do it if we carry on with what were doing! Thank you for your message x

Ellie - posted on 08/07/2011

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He can walk with a walker ans just today walked whilst holding onto my hands but hasnt taken any steps on his own, he would much rather crawl! Do you still think i need to take him to the doctors? He can pull himself up on his own and hold onto furniture ect x

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