Hands Up, on 07 January 2017 - 09:53 PM, said:
Hi there we were in the same dig.
My older child didn't walk until 18 months (almost 19).
We flagged it at his 18 month check up and our paediatrician said that based on his movement that he would walk within the month. He was right!
With DS1 I think it was his personality as much as anything. He won't attempt anything unless he's sure he can do it, and is a very cautious child.
Like you, I felt bad that he was missing out. We would meet mother's group at the park and the other kids would be chasing each other while he just sat there.
But in our case it all worked out.
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He seems so confident pulling himself up onto things and the other day he climbed onto the couch but is so wobbly on his legs the rest of the time.
There was one time where I let go of him when I was holding his hands because he looked like he might stand but he fell heavily onto my foot and gave himself a blood nose. That was a bad day for both of us
Maybe he's scared of hurting himself?
He's happy to crawl on pretty much anything except bark chips which surround almost every playground near us and he just sits there and grizzles when all the other kids are running around. So now I barely go out with him if he's not going to be in a pram (like at the shops etc) because I know he's going to get agro at not being able to crawl around.
Hopefully he gets the hang of it soon.
Jingleflea, on 07 January 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:
I don't think you need to worry until about 18 months old.
But you do need to give him lots of encouragement. Sit on the floor and call him over and TRY to take a few steps towards you. From one parent to another, or put a toy JUST out of reach for him maybe.
For us, DD cruised from about 10months but didn't get up and walk until 17 months. She loved going outside, but hated crawling on the grass, so i told her to get up and walk. After a whinge or 2, she got up and walked!
So maybe he just needs the right motivation.
Try walking with him only holding one hand, with him next to you. It kills your back but helps him steady himself a bit. Then let go if you can and cheer any attempt to walk!
at his 12 month check up the paed seemed curious that he wasn't pulling himself up yet and noticed that he stood on his toes when you tried to get him to stand but he doesn't do that now. I remember him saying walking should be by 18 months but since he's been cruising around furniture for so long I thought it would have happened by now.
I've tried to lure him into standing with a few things. When I get him to come to me he crawls and then pulls himself up on me at the last minute. Or grabs onto the couch and stretches his arm out, then falls if I'm not in reach.
DH said he's held him by his hands when he's been standing and tried to get him to walk towards him but after 2-3 steps he sits back down. We should probably start doing this more often.
Edited by Jo.F, 07 January 2017 - 10:31 PM.