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Old 12-03-2018, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Both my kids started walking at 14/15 months.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:03 AM
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Location: Lancaster, SC
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My son, who is my oldest, started walking around 16 months. Babies all have their own timetables and the walker may be keeping him from walking as mentioned. Being picked up a lot might b keeping him from trying to walk on his own, too
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Our son was 16 months old and still crawling, then one day my sister brought over her 15 month old boy who was walking. When my son saw his cousin walking he immediately got up and started walking and following him. He never crawled again after that. Sometimes children need encouragement from kids their own age.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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I agree with the others, definitely not a concern unless the child's doctor has flagged anything. My oldest didn't start walking until 17 months, I think my younger was 14-15 months.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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I can only add a question.....does he see a pediatrician on what would be a regular schedule for newborns and toddlers?
At this point he should have seen a doctor about 7 times with an 8th visit at 15 months.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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No. my oldest didn't start walking until she was 15 months. late bloomer who got around just fine crawling, cruising, etc. nothing wrong with her. now that she's 12.5 years old, it's such a distant memory lol.

My youngest started walking at 9 months, but I think that's due to trying to mimic her sister.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I didn't walk until after the age of 2 but there were some contributing circumstances to that. All of mine were walking at 12 months but there are advantages to walking later, rather than earlier.

Babies; especially babies born prematurely, can over-develop their leg muscles & this can be painful & cause irritability. Babies who walk later also often develop better hand-eye coordination; oddly enough.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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Yes he is the only child. And yes, I have seen him pull himself up with the help of furniture.
Thanks.
My first was as stubborn as they come. She was pulling up at 6 months, climbing stairs at 6 months..but refused to talk (point and cry) till almost 2 years of age and refused to transition to solid foods (.5 lb from qualifying for eating disorder program for infants/children on the East Coast). No naps and hated falling asleep of a night. Drove everyone nuts.

Long story short....She is healthy, smart and now a practicing physician.

Some kids will really push the boundaries of what is considered normal and healthy.

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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You could express you concerns to his parents (your bro/sister). They'll probably tell you to MYOB and that the doctor says he's fine.
Yep, I'd be really irritated if my sibling or in-law was wondering this about my kid. Especially something that can be googled pretty easily to find out that it's not a concern.

FWIW, I think it helps to have them barefoot when they are on the cusp of learning to walk. It gives the best grip and balance.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My son started walking at 14 or 15 months, so on the late side. He had RSV when he was 12 months and regressed a bit from that. But the pediatrician wasn't concerned at all. My daughter started walking a day or two before her first birthday. All babies are different. If the doctor isn't concerned, then I also wouldn't worry about it.
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