Walking help?

Allie - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter is now 16 months old and she still can't walk. Any ideas on how to get her motivated?


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Renae - posted on 02/08/2010




Take her to a paediatric physiotherapist. They can determine whether she needs a little help and give her some exercises to get her going.

Erika - posted on 02/08/2010




Hi Allie,

I'm trying to get my daughter to start walking too! I just saw a show called The Doctors. I love this show!! Well on this particular show they said that we can help our children walk by making sure they have good shoes. They need support. They also recommended that we can use bubbles. They tried it on the show. Try to get your daughter to stand and blow bubbles. Hopefully she will want to get them and take a few steps. I'm going to keep trying this method. You can also get something she really likes and have her try to get that.

Hope this helps a bit.


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They talked about this on 'The Doctors' a few weeks ago. Dr. Sears said to get good shoes (ones with a firm bottom, but they should still be able to bend, and a wide base). He had a boy on there that wasn't walking yet although he would cruise along furniture. They stood him up and blew bubbles out in front of him. They blew them just out of his reach and he took his first steps on national television chasing bubbles. It was so cute.

Kelly - posted on 02/08/2010




I have a friend whose 3 kids all walked at 17 months. I'm not sure if you can motivate a child into walking (when I'm sure she's a stellar crawler by now). She get there. Maybe if she is around other walking children she'll be encouraged to walk more.

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