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    Default Not walking yet

    DD is almost 16 months. She walks around holding onto things and has a habit of being on her tippy toes more than flat feet. She can stand for a few seconds without holding onto anything. She can crawl and has only been crawling for about 3 months.

    I read today that I shouldn't worry till she's 18 months but I'm still concerned.

    I try to encourage her by taking her hands but she just drops onto her bottom!

    Did anyone else's LO walk later than the norm?

    I've also tried putting shoes on her to encourage flat feet but she does ninja legs and won't put her feet down on the ground!

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    My DD walked around 16mths and my nephew recently started walking at about 17mths. I wouldn't be concerned just yet (easier said than done I know !).

    I am not sure about the standing on her toes rather than flat footed though....I would probably be asking around/finding out if that's common.

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    Our boy is 19 months and is the same. Walks holding on to things and pushing chairs around but not independently and can stand on his own just for a bit. He was a late crawler (12/13 months) as he did a one-sided commando crawl/slide before that to get around.

    I read that the 'normal' range for starting to walk is 9 months to 16 months. So at 16 months I asked the doctor to have a look at him and he said not to worry as long as we see some progress. And a friend of mine said her older sister didn't start walking/talking until she was 2. That kind of put my mind at ease... for the moment anyway.

    So you're not alone. But get her checked out by your doctor just in case.

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    I have a DS who is almost 6 and somehow this came up with some school mum's. The boy who won the prep cross country (100kids in the yr level) didn't walk til 18 months :-) Try not to worry.

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    My DD only started walking at 16 months. The Dr said they wouldn't even be concerned until she was 2.

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    Hi op!
    My first born walked at nineteen months. Ds2 is 16 months and cruising furniture.. will stand for a second and will only walk for a little while whilst we hold his hand. Dont stress please.. they all do things at different times

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    Thanks for the replies. I feel a bit better hearing from others who have experienced the same with their LO.

    I was thinking of waiting till her 18 month check up to discuss it with a GP. In the meantime I'll keep trying to encourage her.

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    Dd2 walked at 15months. Not competent walking until about 18 months, She never rolled over, crawled late, around 1 ish,

    She'll be 2 in May, and you'd never guess she's only been walking for a few months! She caught up to her peers so quickly!

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    My DS2 is 15 months and doing the same thing I have also been told not to worry too much until after 18 months.

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    Hope you're all well. Just thinking of you as I watched that same little boy (didn't walk til 18months) smash the competition in the cross county.

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