Has anyone taken LO to HV/GP for not walking at 18 months? What happens?

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  1. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    As above really I know I will have to take Sam at 18 months for not walking but just curious as to what they actually do? I have been told that all they do is check they weight bear and check their hips but wanted some more expereinces if any of you ladies have any.

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  2. MrsT2B

    MrsT2B Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hun, i haven't had any experience but just wanted to ask, why 18 months? My doctor,hc and most people I know have told me that there wouldn't be cause for any concern until at least 2?! My lo is 17.5 months and still not walking unaided, he only started to stand well about 6 weeks ago. I don't think they will do much more than you have said but don't worry, I'm sure all is fine. They all get there in the end! Xxx
     
  3. bluehorse

    bluehorse Mummy to Grace and Rowan

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    :hugs: but sorry, no advice.. as my LO hasn't got to 18 months yet... although she certainly won't be walking by then. Will be interesting to see what people's experiences are.
     
  4. sweetcheeks78

    sweetcheeks78 Mum to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Douglas has only just started walking in the last few weeks really (he would walk holding hands before that but not on his own). He just suddenly decided he could do it and now he's tearing around the place like a rocket. I was at the HV about 1 week before he started to do it on his own, she looked at him standing and walking holding my hand and that was it really, she just said that he was comin gon fine and would do it in his own time. I think she said the 'normal' range for walking is from 10-16 months, but you get babies either side of that range and that's not unexpected.
     
  5. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    I didnt take my own but my godson. Similar situaion as above. Just checked that he cold weight bare looked at him standing/walking assisted.

    He didnt walk till 19 months
     
  6. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    Alex didnt walk until 18 months(corrected) on the nose - in fact shes still unsteady so we let her roam in the gardens etc for now
     
  7. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    thank you ladies - you all make me feel soooo much better. We went olut for the day yeserday and there were loads of 12,13, 14 monthers etc toddling around and my two were in the buggy - I felt like such a sh*t mum lol

    Fynn is sooo nearly there he doesnt worry me in the slightest though.

    MrsT2b - i dont know why 18 months thats just what I picked up from somewhere.
     
  8. MrsT&Ben

    MrsT&Ben Well-Known Member

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    I've always read/heard that it's 18 months, who knows why!
    You are not a shit mum!!!!!
    Ben will not walk. He'll walk miles holding hands but not on his own.
    My friends lo is not quite 11 months and can walk.... I felt terrible!!!
    I know they all get there in their own time, but come on already!!!!!!
     
  9. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    I was at an NCT coffee morning yesterday and there was a nine month old walking. Puhleese - Imogen didn't even crawl until she was 10 months old! I have better things to do with my life than spend hours making my baby stand on her feet so she walks early. She walked late but does it brilliantly and boy can that girl run! I wondered if maybe we delayed her walking by using the jumperoo so much, but I don't really see that it matters in the long term. She's not talking either, but when you see her it's perfectly clear she just can't be bothered.
     
  10. Pessimistic

    Pessimistic Well-Known Member

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    My daughter didn't walk properly till 18 months exactly! I was thinking about taking her to the doctors but then I thought hang on..why? Nothing wrong with her atall. I could see that myself, she was just happy enough crawling about so I wasn't about to force anything.
    I cannot stop her now, she won't even sit in her buggy or even just sit down to be honest! I know we all say it but trust me, in their own time they do it. As long as they are happy that's all that matters. :)
     
  11. mommy43

    mommy43 isabel's mummy

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    my oldest didnt walk till 18m my youngest walked at 9m n i didnt do anything differently they just do things when they are ready as long as your lo's happy n know he physically could do it i wouldnt worry:)
    one of mine didnt speak till she was 3 i knew she could she just didnt but when she did everything came at once really quicky
    im guessing your lo will be the same with walking he'll be running before u know it
     
  12. v2007

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    Katie didn't walk till she was 19 months old.

    I am not sure what happens but i would wait another month then take them :)

    :hugs:

    V xxx
     
  13. embojet

    embojet Molly and Ethan's Mummy

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    My friend didnt walk until she was 25 months. Her Mum took her to the doc but he just checked her hips etc like you said, and she was fine.
     
  14. laura_jayne

    laura_jayne Well-Known Member

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    my little one was walking at 9 months and i certainly didnt spend hours forcing her to do it! She was ready and thats why she walked.
     
  15. craftymum

    craftymum Mum to Jacob and Jenna

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    I took Jacob around 17 months as he wouldn't even weight bear and seemed to be in pain when we tried to get him to do so, I was so worried. The Doc checked his hips and she was amazed that he wouldn't weight bear, cruise etc at all, she referred us to a specialist who had a look at him then referred him to physio, and recommended proper supportive walking shoes or boots - not crawlers or cruisers! He now has had 4 sessions and is doing great, he now pulls himself up to stand at the sofa and can cruise along, he will also take a few steps holding our hands, all be it very clumsy but he is getting there, he's now 20 months and it'll probably be another wee while before he's walking but I am justso happy to see him making progress as I felt like he would never stand and I also felt very left out and got so fed up with all the comments from other Mums about how he wasn't on his feet yet. He goes about on his knees mainly at the minute.
     
  16. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    Whereas this lady was explaining exactly how she had done that and that it was common in her culture to train babies to walk early. Sigh.
     
  17. lylasmummy

    lylasmummy Well-Known Member

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    Lyla walked at 15 months, I was worried as my best friends younger son was walking at 11 months so a full 6 months before lyla, it was awful at the time, but she just did it one day, and then there was no stopping her :thumbup:
     
  18. Foogirl

    Foogirl Baby Abby 11 weeks early

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    My situation appears to be different from others. When Abby wasn't walking at 18 months, her NNICU consultant was concerned. Two months later she ordered an MRI scan for her. But I think that was also because she wasn't making any attempt to crawl either. :shrug:
     
  19. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    There was an interesting bit on the "inside the human body" series about this. It focused on a group in Africa (Nigeria I think) and they focus on walking very early as it is such a key skill for their tribe. It was so interesting as the babies were "trained" to walk earlier than we would consider the "norm". I think different cultures consider specific skills to be more / less important so are likely to concentrate on them more.

    On an earlier point - it says to speak to your GP / HV if your child isn't walking by 18 mths in the 0-5 matters book that was given when my LO was born. I think that's probably where the 18 mths thing comes from.
     
  20. mommy43

    mommy43 isabel's mummy

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    ^^ i watched that inside the human body their babies were walking at 7m they trained the babies everyday from birth
     

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