Childhood Diseases

Posted by: SJ | 2012-11-16


13 month old not walking but talking alot


i have a 13 month old baby girl. She was a very late crawler, and even now does not crawl properly, she sits on her bum and uses one leg to push her self forward - she does this all the time and is not afraid of moving, she is also ver fast! she has also not yet started to walk. about a month ago she stood up and took 2 or 3 steps and fell onto her bum and did this fro about half an hour, but she pretty much hasnt tried since.

On the other hand she is very verbal. People dont believe me when i tell them that my baby will fill in the blanks when you count for example, i will count one and two and she will say three and four, then i say five and she says six and seven. She can say all of her close relatives - mommy, daddy, nanny, grandad, she can call the dog by his name she can say cookie, she will stack her toys put her hands on her head and shout " TAA DAAAA!!"  like a magician doing a trick - all in all she has about 50 very clear words and her vocabulary grows daily.

Is this normal?? should i be worried about the walking or lack thereof?

Expert's Reply



Your baby girl appears to be very clever indeed. She certainly has a vocabulary that is well above average for her age. Most babies only start walking at about 13 or 14 months, some take even longer to do so. Your baby is showing some promising signs that she will soon start walking, so there is no need for concern.

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