Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned Mom!! | 2010-10-31

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Not walking at 14 months

My baby girl is now 14 months old and recently started moving around on her bum. she cannot pull herself up against things and is not standing flat foot when in standing position. should I be worried? if so who do I seek medical advice from?
Thank you

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You don't have to be worried yet. Many children only start walking when they are about 18 months old. The important point here is whether your baby girl sat at the right time [at about 6 months] and whether her growth and development has been normal up to now.If you are at all concerned about her progress please write to me again.

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Posted by: Concerned Mom | 2010-11-01

Wow what a relief!! Still quite concerned. She started sitting on her own at about 7 months but still falling over now and again. At one stage she refused to sit at all!! Everytime you sat her down she would throw herself backwards but thankfully it seems to be a stage she was going through. Other than that she is quite quick with learning. If you show her something the one day she picks it up and remembers for the next time. She is also saying a couple of words and acknowledges when you are wanting to give her something or call her to come to you. She loves walking around holding both my hands but once again on her tip toes permanently. All I am concerned about is that maybe her legs and feet are not developing properly? Guess a few stories I have heard about having to operate have spooked me a bit. Thank you for taking the time to give your professional advice!!

Reply to Concerned Mom | 1 comment (hide)
Posted by: Lizelle | 2013-04-30

When did your baby start walking?

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