19 Months Not walking

Karen - posted on 05/23/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son is 19 months and is not walking as yet. He is shuffling around on his bottom...should I be worried or will he walk in his own time?

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Claire - posted on 05/30/2011

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You need to talk to your doctor about this. They usually start worrying about it around 15-16month. It could be nothing, but better safe than sorry!

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Marife - posted on 08/04/2011

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I'm new here and happened to see your post. I am hoping your son is walking by now- he's 22 months old now. I have 25 months old TRIPLETS and they started walking at different age, the girl who is the youngest walked at 14 months, the second who is a boy followed few weeks after and I got very alarmed with the first son when he was not walking at 18months. I researched articles, asked moms, brought up the issue to their pediatrician that maybe my son needed physical therapy, spent $$ on highly recommended walkers, patiently guided him to walk and etc. I panicked when the other 2 started running and he is still crawling. One day we went to spend a week end at a hotel, he was sitting and started to stand, took few steps holding on to furnitures and walked without assistance, we figured that he probably did not like the feel of carpet in the hotel room because he was used to our hardwood floor or maybe it's just a matter of time.

Donna - posted on 08/03/2011

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dont stress to much make a doc appointment but if everything else is finr like fine motor language etc... dont stress my daughter didnt walk till 18months and is 23 now and just started running i stressed heaps about it . At the time it seems they will never walk but it does happen :)

Katherine - posted on 06/28/2011

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Yep, make a doctors appointment. They should be walking at 18 months, but talk to your doctor.

Suzie - posted on 06/27/2011

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i would call the doctor he is the only one that can give you a good answere all i can say is my daughter was a Year old and my son 9 months but all children are diffrent some dont find the need because they get around iin other ways

Rebekah - posted on 06/27/2011

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Every child is different. Some children walk at 9 months and some take a long time to walk. I would not worry about it to much. However, it would not hurt to call his ped.

Melissa - posted on 06/06/2011

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It's a good reason to have him evaluated. My kiddo has speech issues, and I wish I'd gotten him evaluated sooner. If it's nothing, then you've wasted some time and are sure.

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Don't worry but be concerned enough to have it evaluated. I was concerned with my first who walked at 16 months, until I read that until 18 months is normal. Your son might be extra cautious or something or it might be a cause for concern, as it was for my second who only bum-scooted and it turns out has physical restrictions due to a genetic condition that made scooting easy but crawling and walking hard. Good luck!

Lee - posted on 05/24/2011

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agree, will not hurt to take him to get checked out to put your mind at rest. I had a friend whose boy didn't walk till 20months!!! hes absolutely fine and making up for lost time!

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I'd definitely get him evaluated asap. It could just be him taking his sweet time, but if there is a problem I would want to know about it and get him the help he needs.

Meagan - posted on 05/23/2011

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A lot of kids just like to do things on their own time. I heard that boys walk slower than girls, but I dont know if thats true or not. Either way, I would pay a visit or call your pediatrician and ask them. It doesnt hurt to ask. They can always do a physical and make sure they don't see anything wrong with muscle or bone development. Honestly, it'll probably be a visit with them telling you he's taking his time, but it never hurts to get it checked!

Jenny - posted on 05/23/2011

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Hi Karen, I wouldn't worry to much about it. Kids develope differently. My daughter was 18 months before she was walking. She is now 5 and a dancing diva, soccer kicking and bike riding girl :)

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