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1 Year and 2 Months Old and No Walking Yet

My boy is 1 year and 2 months old but he hasn't done the firsts stepts alone yet. Should I be concerned? Thank you!

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Thank you very much for all your answers! He has just started to stand by himself without any help. Still no steps, but I think he's very close now!!

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16 1/2 months for my guy, now 7 1/2 yo. Runs like the wind now. No worries as long he's thriving (continuing to move forward in growth).

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My son (now 2) didn't walk until 15 months. I was the same way. It's no biggie. I believe most pediatricians will tell you it's totally within the range of normal for him to not be walking yet.

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you received a lot of answers already but let me say that my first two kids started walking right after their first birthday but my third son didn't start walking until he was 18 months old! One day he just decided he wanted to walk! Give it time and work with him but don't push it, it will happen and then you will wish he was still crawling because then he will be into everything!! :)

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It's okay, M.. How is he doing with crawling? Is he a champ at it? Does he cruise? Does he pull up on stuff?

If he is strongly doing these things, then he just hasn't put his brain and his legs together for walking. Also, is he trying to talk? Lots of times, children only do one developmental task at a time. In other words, if he is trying to talk, he won't try to walk too. OR, he will be figuring out how to walk, and won't try to talk yet.

Frankly, I was fine with my older son not walking until he was 14 months. Once they start walking, you have many more issues to deal with! It will come, and pretty soon you'll be running around trying to catch him!

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You shouldn't be concerned UNLESS you have spoken to his doctor and his doctor has given you a reason to be concerned. Otherwise, stop worrying (right, we are moms, not gonna happen!).

My husband was 14 months before he started taking steps, and our youngest boy is following suit, he is 13 months and isn't walking. He will pull himself up to a standing position and "walk" around the table, couch, etc. He is just taking his sweet time! Sounds like yours is too. Our oldest walked at 9 months. What a difference!

Talk to your doc if you are still worried. But he will walk! And then you will wish he wasn't! =)

Best wishes.

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My son (now 2) didn't walk until 15 months. I was the same way. It's no biggie. I believe most pediatricians will tell you it's totally within the range of normal for him to not be walking yet.

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16 1/2 months for my guy, now 7 1/2 yo. Runs like the wind now. No worries as long he's thriving (continuing to move forward in growth).

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No. My oldest 2 both walked at 10 months. My youngest was 16 months old. Soon enough you won't be able to slow him down.

Gosh I hope not, my little guy turned 1 the end of November and is no where near walking yet. he's just figuring out how to put one foot in front of the other if we are holding his hands, and forget those push toys, his feet don't move that fast yet and he falls on his face. He's number 4, and sure I remember the older kids walking before this, but my LO seems to be getting where he needs to go just fine (and I'm in no hurry to have him running around, lol)

My daughter did not walk independently until 14 months herself. She did "cruise" around holding onto furniture around 11 to 12 months. Is he doing that, or not attempting to walk at all? Because if he walks holding onto things, he's still within the range of "normal". If he's not at least doing that, you might want to talk to your pediatrician and see what he/she says and try to determine if he truly has some kind of gross motor delay or other issue.

My first daughter was crusing at 11 months old and didn't start walking until she was 14-15 months old. Her 3 younger siblings all started walking earlier and earlier, with our youngest walking before 10 months.

My oldest daughter is perfectly normal, so I think it is still ok. However, I would check with your ped, since there are many conditions that can delay walking and the doctor might have some questions.

my daughter didn't start walking till she was 17 months old. She is now 5 yrs old & runs every where :) Just keep encouraging him!

No I wouldnt worry. My oldest didnt walk till 14 months and my youngest not until 16 months. Their doctor told me if they didnt start by 18 months then to have them checked out. Soon enough you will wish they would slow down.

I don't think doctors get worried about it til 18 months. If he's not walking by then your doc may refer to a specialist.

My boys didn't walk til 14 months and 18 months. Do not worry about it.

LisaD

My daughter is 14 months old and doesn't walk, doesn't even show any signs that she will walk anytime soon. My son walked at 12 months so I was expecting the same from her. She tries to stand sometimes but that's about it. I am not worried at all, I have heard of little ones not walking until 18 months. I hope it doesn't take that long, I'm tired of carrying her everywhere!

Is he pulling himself up to a standing position by now? Is so no....my son was 16 1/2 months when we walked on his own.

One of mine didn't walk until she was 16 months old. There was nothing wrong with her. My other children were around a year and one was walking at 9 months. They're all different.

If you're really concerned, talk to your doctor. If your doctor says there's no problem, just be patient. Babies start walking on their own time schedule. My oldest two walked at about a year or so; the youngest one walked a bit before that. Then there was number three, who didn't walk until she was sixteen months old. She's making up for it now because she's a teacher and has to chase after kids all the time.

My 3rd was 18 months. Number 2 did everything for her. She didn't talk for 2 1/2 years, just grunts and screeches.
If he is crawling, scooching and hanging onto furniture he is fine.
My #1 was 13 months
#2 about 14 months
#3 over 18 months
#4 10 months, this I do not wish on anyone!!

I don't remember what they used to say was the 'magic' age to worry but at this point I would not worry and especially for a boy as they sometimes are slower to walk and a bit heavier sometimes. He may be cautious. I have a granddaughter who is a teenager now but when she was little she would not walk and her mom worried. She was a cautious child but still wouldn't walk. One day her cousin came over, who is 2 years older, and he started running and she took off RUNNING. So sometimes they can do it and just are careful, other times just not ready. Practice with him, encourage him to let go and he will do it soon. If not in a few months check with the doctor.

not at all. My youngest is 14 months and just started walking. He doesn't have it down packed yet but he's getting there. Every child is different. My first son walked on his birthday and grasped it from that day on. My second didn't start walking until he was 14 months also.

My younger sister was almost 2 when she started walking...and she ran track in high school, graduated third in her class, and is starting med school in 2 years after a prestigious fellowship is finished. So don't worry too much :)

Nope. 14-16 months is not atypical.

Nope. Any time before 18 months is normal and if you are concerned you can talk to your pediatrician. DD was 14 or 15 months old for the first steps but not really rolling til a little later. DD benefited from practicing on our bed where she could fall but not be hurt.

Are you working with him to get him to walk?? Are you carrying him around instead of encouraging him to try to get him and move? He might just be extra cautious and that's just part of his personality. Just get him on his feet, hold his hand and encourage his steps. That should take care of it.

You don't mention what your pediatrician has or has not said about this. That is your first stop. If your son is otherwise in fine shape, all probably is well; some kids walk later than others. But call the pediatrician today, rather than waiting on our advice here; let the doctor either rule out any problems, so you can relax, or send you on for further help if there is any concern.

I wouldnt be worried. My daughter didnt walk until she was 15 months. My son on the other hand started walking at 9 months but they say no kid is alike, he'll do it at his own pace, when he's ready and feels comfortable.

I have always heard that it is normal to start walking between 9 and 18 months!

you received a lot of answers already but let me say that my first two kids started walking right after their first birthday but my third son didn't start walking until he was 18 months old! One day he just decided he wanted to walk! Give it time and work with him but don't push it, it will happen and then you will wish he was still crawling because then he will be into everything!! :)

Our son walked at 13 months our daughter at 15 months. I doubt she would have walked at all unless my husband and I played with her one day allowing her to walk between me and her like it was a game. She took off after that. They cant read the baby books and just do things on there own time. I think the baby books said if your child is not walking after about 15 or 16 months you have it looked into. sometimes they just need a little practice other times its a little more involved. Good luck.

My daughter also did not walk till she was 16 months old, I wouldnt be concerned yet :)

I wouldn't worry. My son is about 13 months, he just started crawling at 11 months. I can tell he's in no hurry to walk because he gets around so well crawling. But he's starting to pull himself up and bears weight on his feet, but I don't expect him to crawl any time soon. He's just one of those kids that will do it when he's good and ready - and when he does it, he'll do it well :) My pediatrician was absolutely not worried about it. It varies so much depending on the child. Don't worry!

No big deal if his legs seem strong and active, crawling, or pulling up, or able navigate while holding on, he will take off when he is ready.

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