Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Justine | 2009-08-31

Q.

First steps

My little girl is 14 months (she' ll be 15) next week and is not walking yet. She stands on her own without holding to something, walks along the walls and furniture and walks when I hold her hands. At the last peads visit, he said she must walk before 15 months otherwise she must get physio. Should I take her back or wait a bit longer? Do you know of any exercises I can do with her to help her walk? This is freaking me out - and I know not to compare but her older sister started walking when she was 10 months. What' s your thoughts?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl is getting ready to walk. There is no need for concern. Many children only start walking at about 17 months. you can help her by holdoing her hand and letting her try to walk while you walk next to her. Other exercises are not needed.

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