Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lynn | 2010/02/08


toddler to start walking

Hi Doc, my little one is almost 14 mnths but not walking yet, only standing up against the furniture. Should I be worried?

Expert's Reply



No need to worry.He seems to be getting ready to start walking quite soon.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/02/08

I think that the usual range for starting to work is between 10 months and 16-18 months, with an average age for walking at about 13 months.

If she is pulling herself up, cruising along the furniture and so on, she will start walking soon.
They are usually days away from walking when they crawl but instead of using their knees, they go on their feet with bottom in the air and arms extended fully rather than on their elbows.

INitially she' ll take wobbly steps from one thing to the next, but then she will gain in confidence.

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