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    Default 15.5 month old not walking unassisted

    Hi ladies

    Just wondering if anyone's lo's are/were similar to this and what the outcome was?

    My DD is 15.5 months. She cruises everywhere with her toys, cruises furniture, stands in the middle of the room, has taken steps numerous times between hubby and I and between toys/couch etc. She also walks on her knee's alot. But it's been a stale mate for over a month now with no extra progress!! She did walk a couple of days ago after standing herself in the middle of the room, which is new, but otherwise is the same. She will also walk along beside me holding my finger (only when she wants too).
    The more I try and prompt her to walk the more stubborn she get's and won't even stand.

    I am half way through my next pregnancy and so anxious that she won't be walking on her own by then. If it wasnt for this I wouldnt be too worried, even with the endless ****** of comments that she still isn't walking!

    Anyway, wdyt? Anything to worry about? Have her checked? Just sit back and be patient?

    Thanks

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    She'll walk when she's ready to. My DD was 15 months old and still only walking assisted when I gave birth to DS. The curiosity of her little brother is what made her walk. She could only see him if she stood up and she just started walking on her own, it wasn't long before she was running, particularly if DS cried and she wanted to put his dummy back in his mouth.

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    My DD did not cruise furniture, stand or attempt to move at all except crawling, at 15 months old she stood up and took off, has been running since. I too was anxious, there was no need to be, she just wasnt ready. Just let her be, sounds like she is almost there.

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    Perfectly normal! My DD is the same age and doing the same thing.
    If they are not walking by 18 months then it is recommended you get them checked out

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    I didn't walk till 17 months

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    Professionals are not concerned until they hit 18 months. Anything up till then is considered "normal" or "average". My son walked at 17 months but he did and still does have low muscle tone and fine and gross motor issues.

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    My 2nd ds didn't walk until 16.5mths, he was cruising furniture, taking little steps, holding hands while walking etc. I was worried about him as people (even random strangers) would ask how old he was and why he wasn't walking!! I took him to our paed at 16.5mths and he said it was normal, he's cruising furniture etc he'll do it when he's ready etc etc. Thank u very much $220 later. So that same day we went home had lunch and he had a nap. He woke up and THEN decided he would walk down our 6metre long hallway!!! Id just paid $220 to find out he was going to do it that day! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry that id just paid a fortune and 2 hours later he walked!!

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    DS didn't walk on his own until 17 months. He was still predominantly bum shuffling at 15 months, cruising more & more at 16 months before taking his first unassisted steps at 17 months! He literally has not stopped walking (or running!) since...

    I totally understand being anxious about it but trust me, it'll happen soon!

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    Dd didn't take her first steps until 17 months. She was walking all the time at 18 months.
    Ds2 is 18 months and is being a stubborn little man and wont walk. He has taken a few steps, but hasn't progressed too much. I'll see what the paed says on Wednesday when we go.

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    My DD didn't walk unassisted till 16 months. All the others in my mothers group were walking way before her. Now she's 4 and she is very active and probably ahead of most of her peers in physical stuff like running, climbing etc!


 

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