Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: heidi | 2010-07-23

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18 month old and walking

my daughter is now 18 months old, weighs 13.7kg and is a whopping 91cm tall (can be taller). can not yet walk properly. will walk 3-4 wobbly steps and then get a fright and sit down, she is a late bloomer, only started crawling properly at 1 and can crawl " normally"  and also with straight legs (which is faster for her). can that be influencing her walking motion. she is very subtle, can put her feet next to her ears without any effort. that apparently also influences walking. is there need for concern or sould i give her another month or so and see if the walking progresses. she wasn''t in any distress at birth and her apgar was 9/10. she was diagnosed with exotropia and operated at 8 months. her sight is 100% now. she is a lot bigger than her sister was but not fat at all. can her size (being so tall for her age) influence her walking? thanks so much for your time.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your daughter is indeed a very big child and her height and weight are above the top percentile line of the children's growth charts.Her height is unlikely to explain her being a bit slow to start walking. All the signs are there that she will soon start walking so there does not appear to be any need for concern. She was a bit late with her crawling as well.

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Posted by: HMom | 2010-07-26

Hi Heidi - my friends little girl also walked (wobbly) at 18 months so dont worry she is blooming now....

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