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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Gen | 2007/06/25

Q.

16months - not toddling

My son, now 16 months (17 months on the 1st of July) is still not walking. He used to take a few steps here and there, now i'm lucky id he takes 1 step. Should I be worried? Could it be a medical problem or just laziness?

Could prematurity be a factor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Prematurity can definitely affect a child's milestones so allow for the number of weeks that he was born prematurely. In any case he should probably be walking by now.It is important to have him seen by a paediatrician so that a developmental assessment can be made.

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