13 month old not walking yet

Debbie - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old is still not walking. He takes a couple steps & then drops to his knees & crawls

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Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2009

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MY DD just turned one and isn't close to walking yet. My doctor said she is just taking her time. :)

Anne - posted on 01/26/2009

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you have abolutly nothing to worry about debbie. i am a quaified nursery teacher who specialises in 0-3yrs old and he is perfectly normal. we usually say if they are showing NO signs of walking by 18months to contact your health visitor and have a chat about your concerns but as he is able to take a few unaided steps at a time i don't think you have anything to be worried about he is just taking his time lol!!

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Mariam - posted on 09/18/2012

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i have the same problem with my son. he is also 13 months and ive been worried but he does walk on his own when he feels like which is not oftain

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thats fine! dont worry, all children walk at diffferent ages, my son didnt walk properly till he was 16 months, and my nephew is nearly 18 months and he STILL isent walking! lol all children are different, i wouldent worry, also its not good for childrens joints if they walk to early. x

Gina - posted on 01/29/2009

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both my kids, 4 and 18 months did not walk until 15 months or so. He is crawling though so I wouldn't worry. All kids go at their own pace.

Irene - posted on 01/29/2009

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry. First off, boys tend to do things later than girls. Secondly, it will probably take him 2-3 more months before he has walking down. Don't stress. Let him progress naturally and he will be fine.

Dinorah - posted on 01/28/2009

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Hi, I'm new to the community. My son is also 13 months and is barely walking. He takes a few steps here and there on his own, but I think he feels like crawling is faster. All will happen in its own time. I'm not worried about it. It's totally normal and some babies take a little longer. Encourage walking by walking w/ baby, or letting baby use one of those push cart thingys or a few steps to reach for something baby wants out of your hand. Boys in general are slower at things than girls and babies are quirky :) They do things when they're ready.

Lynne - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter did not walk until she was 2-- she had low muscle tone and had PT twice a week since she was one. On top of that, she never crawled -- she would butt scoot all over the place. Many doctor visits later, the orthopedist told me she will walk when she's ready. She is now 27 months old and running everywhere. As long as your child is progressing, he or she will get there. You may want to call early intervention -- your child may be eligible for physical therapy services that can help.

Leea - posted on 01/28/2009

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Dont stress :) My daughter didnt start walking until around 15mnths. She used to try but then realised that she had more speed on her hands & knees. Just play lots of walking games & make a big deal when he walks & let him do it in his own time. I'd be concerned if he wasnt standing at all, but it really sounds like he's doing well and juz taking his time :)

Kandi - posted on 01/28/2009

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I wouldnt worry about it my daughter didnt roll over or crawl until she was 11 months and didnt walk until 13 months. He'll get there, at least he's showing signs of it.

Amanda - posted on 01/27/2009

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I wouldn't worry my son only just started walking and he is 16 and half months.

Kelly - posted on 01/27/2009

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Unless it's a serious medical problem, I have yet to see a kindergartner who is not walking, relax once they walk LOOK OUT!!!

Mildred - posted on 01/26/2009

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hi there. dont worry too much about it. Mine didnt walk till 15months too. She's 2 now, walking and running. There is no rush!!

Sarah - posted on 01/26/2009

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She just gets there faster by crawling!  No worries, she is practicing and will get it soon.  My son was 15 months before he walked, then it was straight to running!  He also didn't fall a lot, as he waited til he was confident and ready.  Now he just runs everywhere :)

Connie - posted on 01/26/2009

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dont push it.. enjoy it while it lasts... my 2 1/2 year old did not walk at all until 17 months.  they will do it when there ready.. she skipped walking really and just started running... how i miss the days of crawling only..

Sarah - posted on 01/26/2009

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if he is doing that then he can walk he just finds it easer to crawl. once he realizes that is actually easer to walk, he will. just let him do it in his own time

Crystal - posted on 01/26/2009

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My 14 month old just started walking. Like everyone else said, it's normal, and it's only a concern if they are not walking by 18 months.

Nicole - posted on 01/26/2009

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It will happen and look out when it does. My daughter didn't actually crawl until she turned one. She crawled for two months and at 14 months she stood up, started walking and hasn't stopped.

Sally - posted on 01/26/2009

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This is not abnormal my son youngest of 3 just started walking at 17 mon.  I also was worried but one day he got up and walked all the way across the room he's been going ever since. 

Jen - posted on 01/26/2009

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My daughter is just about 14 months and also isn't walking consistently. It's normal. The concern comes in after 18 months if they're still not walking. You just have to keep encouraging them each time they take a step and they'll get it.

Mary - posted on 01/26/2009

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Yeah, sometimes it takes a while to build that confidence. At least he's trying! My daughter didn't walk until almost 15 months, showed little interest before that. They say that up to 18 months is "normal", so he still has time!

Leigh - posted on 01/26/2009

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Quoting Debbie:

13 month old not walking yet

My 13 month old is still not walking. He takes a couple steps & then drops to his knees & crawls



Hello Debbie,



 



My daughter was close to 16 months before she started walking. She started walking a little like yours and kept dropping to the floor. No worries, your little one is on his way. Just be patient because he will soon be on the go. And my 6 year old was 15 months before he started walking. No worries....soon you won't be able to keep up with him.

Jennifer - posted on 01/26/2009

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Do not worry one bit, they all do it in their own time, my first started at 14 months and my second at 10 months.

Lisa - posted on 01/26/2009

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I wouldn't worry too much - my son didn't walk until 16 months. He is now 3 1/2 and is just fine!

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