My daughter is almost 15 month old and not walking yet...Any advice?

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Natasha - posted on 02/06/2009

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Wouldnt worry my son didnt walk until he was nearly two turned out he was just being lazy. Try not to get things for her that are nearby,

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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Every child is different. Do you see anything particular in the way she moves? Is she weaker on one side, is she doing everything else age appropriate> Is she stiff as if she is tensing in any area like her arm or leg? Does she drag one leg or arm when she crawls? If not, she will walk when she is motivated enough. If yes, have your ped refer you to a specialist or get an mri done.

Taylor - posted on 02/05/2009

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I do have a suggestion: Get her ears checked. My coworker had a little girl who did not walk at 15 months. It turned out that she needed tubes in her ears. Within a few days, his daughter was walking. The ears are very connected to a child's sense of balance and therefore their ability to walk. 

Taylor - posted on 02/05/2009

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I do have a suggestion: Get her ears checked. My coworker had a little girl who did not walk at 15 months. It turned out that she needed tubes in her ears. Within a few days, his daughter was walking. The ears are very connected to a child's sense of balance and therefore their ability to walk. 

Amber - posted on 02/05/2009

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I got both of my boys like ridding winnie the pooh thing and a mickey mouse thing. It was a bar on the back that they can push it. They did better with these because the walking things went to fast for them and they always fell on there faces. Now they have races with them in the house.

Tammi - posted on 02/05/2009

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I have 4 kids and they all started at different times, my oldest boy was 13 months my first daughter was 9 months, my second daughter was 8 1/2 months, then my last who is a boy didnt start til he was 16 1/2 months.So every child will walk when they are ready to.As long as she is pulling her self up on furniture then I wouldnt be to worried about it because all of a sudden she will just get up and go.

Kate - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughter did not walk until 18 months. I was more ready than she was as she was not a light infant! I echo the rest of the comments here. Do NOT stress over this.... as with most things, kids do it when THEY are ready! Hang in there!

Maggie - posted on 02/04/2009

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my daughter was just 10 months when she started to walk. with her my husband and i would walk with her around the house, holding onto her hands and getting her to walk. i suggest that. just holding onto her hands and walking with her, to the tub, to change her diaper, get her dressed. get her confident with her own legs.

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My daughter did not walk until she was almost 18 months. I was real worried too. She would walk if you held her hand but as soon as you let go she would get to the ground. One day she was watching something on TV and forgot she was standing there and not holding anything and she just started walking closer. Then when she realized what she was doing she walked across the room and from then on she walked. It will happen! Some kids just dont walk till later.

Billie Jo - posted on 02/04/2009

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My 17.5 mo old son just started walking yesterday. They are going to do it when they are ready!

Vanessa - posted on 02/04/2009

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What got my daughter walking within a few days was one of those push toys that they walk behind. Same thing worked for my neice.

Stacie - posted on 02/04/2009

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My son walked at about 14 or 15 months old.. Have company or relatives not hold her as much and she will start walking.. I have 2 boys Nick didn't walk till 14 or 15 months and my 11 month old is ready to walk..

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2009

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My son didn't start walking until he was about 16 months.  He was pulling himself up on furniture, and cruising along it a little, then on day I was sitting in the living room and he just started walking.  I never made a big deal out of him walking and I think that helped him.  He did it on his own time.  Every child is different, he just had his own way of getting around.  Your daughter will walk in her own time, but if you are really concerned ask your doctor.

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