My 15mo has no interest in walking. She can hold onto coffee table and walk around it but doesn't want to hold hands and walk. What can I do to encourage her
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22-09-2014 19:19 #1
15mo no sign of walking
22-09-2014 19:27 #2
In my experience not a lot Do you have a push toy with wheels she can hold on to and walk around with? Kids tend to do these things in their own time frame it seems.
22-09-2014 19:38 #3Senior Member
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Ditto. When our boy was that age he could stand up and walk one step between people or things but that was it. Didn't want to walk any further, didn't want to walk holding hands. But was happy to push things along. Noisy things like a chair scraping on a wooden floor. And then he started suddenly walking at 19 months - walked a couple of metres with a fat smile on his face.
I reckon it's like a lot of things, walking, talking, eating, sleeping and toilet training... you can encourage them to do it, but ultimately they'll do it in their own time.
If you are really worried, get her checked out by your GP. We did at 16 months and he said not to worry as long as we saw signs of progress.
22-09-2014 19:38 #4
We do have a walker but she's a bit shaky and not really interested
22-09-2014 19:42 #5
I was told they don't worry until 18months
22-09-2014 19:48 #6
Sit on the floor with your DP, about a metre apart and hold your DS upright and get your DP to call him over and hold his hands out to encourage your DS to come to him - this is what my GP recommended when my DS was about 16 months to encourage walking and after a few days he walked straight over to DH
22-09-2014 20:02 #7
My 12.5 month old isn't even pulling up or cruising. We still have his cot at the highest setting.
I'm not worried, he's happy doing what he's doing and he'll walk when he's ready.
Me, he and our two boys
22-09-2014 20:07 #8Senior Member
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As long as shes pulling up and cruising I wouldn't worry. Its a concern if they don't weight bear on their legs at all.
22-09-2014 20:48 #9
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