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    Default almost 17months old not walking??

    Hi everyone,

    just after some advice...My DS2 is 16.5months and isnt walking by himself yet. He walks really fast (kinda runs actually) behind a trike/trolley and also around furniture / walls etc. He generally moves by walking, just not across the room as he isnt walking by himself. He crawls really fast, but didnt crawl until 10months. (actually, come to think of it, I think I posted a similar question about him not crawling until he was 10months!) Now I'm onto walking! He will stand by himself and clap hands etc but hasnt as yet taken a step.

    I saw my GP about this on Monday and he said he wasnt worried that DS was almost there and that he would probably just walk like he did with his crawling (he just one day decided to do it) What do you all think??? He will be 17months next week. My oldest son walked at 12months (alone) but DS2 didnt walk around furniture until then . DS2 is fine developmentally, he says about 8-10 words clearly and will often go looking for me or hubby (he will crawl after us and say mum or dadadad etc) he does all the usual waves/claps/blows kisses/peekaboo/dances/makes car noises etc etc. He just isnt walking yet.

    Anyone had a late walker that just suddenly decided to do it? I need some reasurance!

    Thanks, Nat

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    Me! I didn't start walking till 17 months. Then I just took off!

    Don't stress, he will walk eventually I'm sure

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    Thanks!! I have been worried, but he did the same thing to me with crawling. I took him to a paedeatrician about not crawling and the paed actually rang me at home about something the next day. He asked about DS2 and his crawling and I had to admit that he had actually decided to crawl that morning!!!! ooops!

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    My DD started walking 3 days before she was 18mths. He sounds like he is almost there so I wouldn't worry

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    my ds is nearly 16 months and ive been wondering the same thing!! he started commando crawling at 9months and proper crawling at 12 months and is still cruising furniture on his feet but not able to stand on his own without pulling up on something and he has only just started letting go and staggering towards something taking a few little steps. i guess they all get there eventually!!

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    I wouldn't stress, it sounds like he has all the skills he needs to walk. I bet he'll wake up one day soon and be off

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    My DS is 17.5 months old and not walking - your DS is way ahead of mine He has only just started to cruise, and very cautiously!

    Anyways, I take DS to a pediatric physio and they teach us games to play with him to encourage him. We have been going for 8 months now - I first took him when he wasn't crawling at 11 months (he didn't crawl properly till 15 months). The physio is not concerned about the walking because he is almost there - just like your GP said. Your DS clearly has all the moves, perhaps it is a confidence thing? He may prefer to hold on to something for now.

    I think some kids concentrate on refining other skills - DS has excellent fine motor skills, but his gross motor skills are a little lacking. I'm not worried, and the physio said she wouldn't be concerned unless he got to 2 years old without walking.

    I hope your little one makes a break for it soon

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    My DS didn't walk on his own until just before he was 19 months. He wasn't getting around at all as well as your DS at the same age, he was just cruising furniture and that was it. Then one day he just let go and off he went.

    It sounds like he's not far off at all!

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    I also want to say that physical strength is not an indicator of intellectual ability. The smartest little girl I know didn't walk till nearly two but she is so clever!!!!


 

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