trying to get my 1 year old 2 walk but he wont

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Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2009

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In a month or so you will be saying 'he won't sit still' or 'he only runs now'... my daughter didn't walk on her own until about 13 months. Like all other say, all children are different and there might be something holding him back...like the confidence to let go and know he can do it. Give him LOTS of praise and positive reinforcement and it will be before long your lil guy will be running!



The walking wings is like a back pack you strap on the child but has these straps you can hold on to while standing which actually holds his middle body up so he knows he can keep moving those legs and won't have to worry about falling. The adult holding the straps basically is holding up the child. Check with Target or Walmart, they have them for sure!!

Jessica - posted on 02/26/2009

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Don't worry! My son didn't want to walk until 16 months or so-- they will walk when they are ready..... now I just need him to start talking!! LOL!

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Please do not compare your children with others, it only puts more pressure on you as a parent. I have 3 children and they walked at 8, 9 and 11 months but that was just from encouragement and stimulation. The normal age for walking is between 12 and 18 months. If they are already walking around the furniture before 18 months then there is no reason to be concerned. However, if the child has made no attempt to walk (aided or unaided) by 18 months, then please seek the advice from you pediatrician. Children need to walk on there own time. Soon you will be wishing they didnt walk cause they get into a whole lot of trouble and mischief when that happens LOL. Good luck from Mel in Perth Australia

Lesley - posted on 02/26/2009

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My son did not walk until he was 18months - cruised along furniture and took the odd step but was a late walker. It is all to easy to get wound up in peoples expectations of what a child will do - I agree that he will do what he can when he can - enjoy the fact that you know where he is all the time!!

Nikki - posted on 02/22/2009

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Dont worry and dont rush him, he will start walking when he is ready! I thought for SURE my son would be an early walker, but he ended up holding out until he was almost 16 months. He one day wanted to investigate a sound he heard so he let go of his table and just walked over.

Jane - posted on 02/22/2009

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My son is 15 months and still wont walk on his own. He will walk barely holding one of my fingers but as soon as you let go he will do two steps then just collapse! Im not worried as its purely a confidence thing as I know he can walk when holding onto something so will just encourage him until he is ready!

Stacey - posted on 02/22/2009

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put em in the middle of the room an hold chocolate or any treats out if they want em they gotta walk to get em worked with my daughter first time i tryed now shes 3 an cant get her sit down lol makes me go dizzy heehee x

Linda - posted on 02/21/2009

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Don't panic, children will walk when they are good and ready. I would say be concerned if he is not walking when he is two. Every child begins to walk at their own pace. I have an excersaucer for my son...builds up their leg muscles. Be patient, it will happen eventually. I know,your back must be breaking. Understand. good luck

Christy - posted on 02/17/2009

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My first child also took until 15 months to walk but my third was walking by 10 months, they all develop differently. Don't worry.

Tanya Bauer - posted on 02/17/2009

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kids will walk when they are ready to. If they aren't doing it on their own then they aren't physically ready to. My little girl was about 15 months when she finally started walking without holding on to stuff. Don't worry, 1 year is not late. Always ask your dr if you have any questions about development.

Chrissy - posted on 02/17/2009

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They have these walking wings out now in the stores. Maybe buying them and taking him for a walk might help.

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