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Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by kdreher » Wed Mar 10, 2010 03:10 am

Michael just had his 15 month check up and adjusted age he is at 13 mos. He crawls very very fast and "table walks" around the house. If he can grab it while standing he is on the move. Honestly I wouldn't worry at all. The pedi mentioned that most, not all, full term babies begin to walk around 15 mos or so and it's not unusual that Michael isn't (I knew that) and honestly not unusual for Alexa either. Sure my niece has been walking since...yikes...11 mos but she's not in the normal age category. So many kids do so many things at different stages.

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by surefoott » Thu Mar 04, 2010 05:18 am

Hey Holly,
Just wanted to throw this in.....my granddaughter is not yet walking on her own either, just walking around furniture and all. She is 15 months and at the doctor appointment they found out that she has fallen arch. The doctor said this can make it more difficult for her to walk. She turns one of her feet kind of in and tries to walk on the side, as well as on her toes. The doctor wasn't too concerned, just told them not to put any shoes on her at all; but at least now they know why she is finding it harder to walk. When she is wearing shoes, they have to get an arch support and also be sure to buy her good well-fitting shoes to help her. Apparently it can really throw their balance off. They are supposed to go back to the doctor if she isn't walking by 18 months. Since you just had Alexa at the doctor, I'm sure it isn't that; but I just wanted to comment on it!!! Glad you are all doing well!!!

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by rebeccac » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:46 am

DS started walking at 19 months. At his 1 year check up, his dr. offered a referral to Birth to 3 to address the "problem" but we didn't follow through with it...I knew he would walk in his own time.

If she is doing good in other areas, I wouldn't worry too much, but of course, you need to do what feels right for you :)

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by mommy1st » Mon Feb 08, 2010 06:14 am

Walking wings, found it on amazon I think I might order it for Alexa and give that a try....thanks Holly!

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by hols537 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 02:38 am

Alexander didn't walk until nearly 18 months. Jonathan didn't walk until after 14 months. He just suddenly decided he wanted to do it over the course of a few days. In both cases, they were really good at crawling and just didn't really care to bother walking. Both of them went really, really fast once they decided to walk. We used the "walking wings" with Alexander and it helped him a lot. Jonathan didn't care for them though. In both cases, our doc also said we'd worry if they weren't walking by their 18 month appointments...

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by annes » Mon Feb 08, 2010 01:52 am

Good luck with the appointment. Clover did not walk until she was 17 months. The pediatrician told me the same thing that everyone else heard if she is not walking by 18 months we'll have her evaluated. He also said that he did not think that our insurance would cover an eval prior to 18 months. I think the ear infection thing could easily be making your daughter unsteady on her feet.

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by mommy1st » Mon Feb 08, 2010 01:11 am

I was wondering if that would have an effect on her. THis is her 4th ear infection and she's 14 months!!! We go tomorrow morning and I am going to talk about putting tubes in her ears. The dr. suggested it last week since I have had a history of them...we will see!! Thanks for all the replies ladies, I'll let you know what happens!

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by mnmom » Mon Feb 08, 2010 06:53 am

Ear infections! Ear infections generally mean fluid in your ears. Which means your balance is all wonky. My second daughter was my chronic fluid/infection girl and didn't walk until 15 month-during the summer when her ear infection had actually cleared up for awhile.

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by heather j » Sun Feb 07, 2010 09:20 am

Ella didn't even think about walking until she was 16 months old. She wouldn't cruise or anything, but she'd scoot on her bottom and use her arms. Our ped mentioned a PT consult if she wasn't mobile by 17 months. Wouldn't you know that one week short of that, she stood up and took off. She was a lazy little butterball! Nicolas, who was born earlier than her, was walking at 12 months, fwiw.

Re : Update and some questions concering walking

Post by missgamecock » Sun Feb 07, 2010 08:18 am

Our dr told us if they are not walking at 18 mos old, we would discuss it. She's probably like Cate and stubborn. Cate would NOT crawl, sit up by herself, or anything until about 10 mos. She just started to pull herself up and stand. She'll crawl and then pull herself up.

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