Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Worried Mommy | 2010-04-06


19 Months daughter not walking

I am worried about my daughter she will be turning 19 months next week and she is not yet walking and we are trying to exercise with her everyday, but she doesnt have any interest, we have tried the baby walker but she is so scared to walk around with it, she prefers to crawl instead and she can stand with someone''s support, we consulted a doctor last week, she advised that we see a Pead and I am wating on my Medical Aid to Authorise the consultatio. Please help, me and my Husband we are so worried about her, she is a very active child.

Thank you Kindly

Expert's Reply



It is true that most babies walk by the age of 18 months, but some perfectly normal, healthy and very intelligent toddlers seem to take their time to start walking.Usually all the other important milestones have been normal such as sitting.Please do not worry too much. This is not uncommon. I hope that your paediatrician will be able to reassure you about your little girl.

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Posted by: worried Mommy | 2010-04-08

thank you for the reply, my daughter also was a prem and Cheryl I also dont like the baby walker, I just bought it caus someone adviced me to try it, we have an appoiniment with the Pead this weekend and will take it from there.


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Posted by: cheryl | 2010-04-07

My son was born prem and obviously walked very late. Our physiotherapist advised us to never use a " walking ring"  and said that she wished they were banned as they do not aid with walking but rather hinder it.

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