Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Melanie | 2017/11/21


16 Month old not walking..

Hi My 16mo old refuses to walk independently, she can stand up and alone on her own for a bit and she cruses along the furniture, pushes her walker and walks when someone holds her hand, but she refuses to walk alone on her own. She was seen by our pediatrician at 12mo and will se him again at 18mo. She is on par with all her other milestones and climb on everything. I am just concerned about the walking. Should I be worried?

Expert's Reply


- 2017/11/22

This is common and you do not need to be worried. Children usually start walking at about 13 months, but many only start at about 18 months. Your daughter can pull herself up, stand by herself for a bit and can walk when someone holds her hand. She should be walking within a few weeks by herself. Importantly all her milestones have been normal up to now. Hopefully she will be walking by the time that she next sees the paediatrician.

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