OK, So I don't want to sound pushy or anything but I am getting a little concerned about my LO's physical development.
Shes coming up 14 months old now, happy and healthy. Says a few works and interacts fine. However... No matter how much I tried my LO would never go onto her tummy... always tried influencing it but unsuccessful... she has never rolled, from back to front or front to back, never crawled, or even pulled herself up. The HV wasn't at all worried about her at her 1 year check up as she walks along side me holding one hand.. she doesnt walk on her own as she is too scared to let go and losses balance. Also if you put her up agaisnt the sofa she will happily walk up and down all day long. So on one hand I know nothing is wrong with her legs as she bares weight and cruises but on the other hand I keep thinking surely she should be pulling forward onto her knees or at least rolling and sitting up from lying down! My OH says she is just lazy but 14 months old is getting on now and I am getting abit concerned.
If shes sitting playing, all she will do is reach for toys or swivel on her bum in circles. I have tried putting favourite things out of reach but she just gives up and either cries or just sits there! Am I being paranoid or would you be concerned? Thanks in advance. x
Location: London/Hertfordshire (but just come back from living in Sydney)
She will do it in her own time. I'd recommend a wooden trolley to push around - the type that comes with blocks. My friend has a LO that sounds very similar to yours. She used to put bottles of water in the trolley so that it was stable and took her LO out with that. She walk about all round the town/shops like that. Eventually at about 16 months she just forgot to hold on. As a PP said its definitely about confidence.
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