My fifteen months old son...still can't walk!

Philippines
July 4, 2008 12:43am CST
Do you have the same experience as mine?..when it comes to your child? Honestly, i can't wait for the time my son can walk...because i never experienced this from my nieces and nephews...But my husband told me that our son get this from him..i mean he started to walk when he's two years old...so, i thought it's his father's genes..maybe i'll keep on waiting..
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
4 Jul 08
My son was 16 months old before he really started talking off on walking by himself. He took a few steps right before he turned a year old, but then he just went back to crawling, and kept crawling for several months. When he was just over 16 months, we went to my parents' house, and he started walking by himself all the time within two days!
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
4 Jul 08
My niece start walking when she is about eighteen to ninteen months. My sister started to worry when she still can't walk but she started to walk out of a sudden. He might suprise you. If he still can't walk after two then you have to bring him for a check.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Ok thanks for your advice..but do you think there's something to do with his father's genes?
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
5 Jul 08
Could be, as what I know certain thing run in the family.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Is he very verbal? Babies growth is HUGE during the first few years of life. There is so much to learn and so little time to pack it into. Most kids can only focus on one thing at a time, so either gross motor skills (physical things like rolling, crawling, walking, reaching for and picking up objects, learning how to eat) or verbal skills (babbling, learning words, speaking words, associating words with what they are). Some parents are really worried that their baby doesn't talk, yet you can tell the baby understands you when you talk to him or her. This baby might also be one of the ones walking at 10 months old even though they only babble and don't say mama and dada. Some parents are really worried about their baby who doesn't crawl or walk, but maybe baby already has a vocabulary of 50+ words and they are just over a year. Keep in mind that whatever seems to be lagging will catch up, just be patient.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Every child is different but I don't think when he starts walking is something passed along in the genes. it might explain why your husband doesn't worry about it and perhaps doesn't promote it as much as he could. Our son didn't even roll over until close to 9 months. However, once he started he went from rolling to crawling within a few weeks and was walking by 11 months without any help. he will start when he is ready but there are also some little walk or push behind toys you can get that might encourage the process.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Yeah I know but in his case..he can't even stand on his own maybe because he's a big boy ..with a huge body and head..and he never started crawling at his age
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
4 Jul 08
it is not late, he will still walk. just be giving him food rich in vitamins and calcium so his bones will very strong. never mind it happens, he will walk, it is a matter of time.
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• India
7 Jul 08
Generally it happen with many children, don't worry about his walk, just look him for beaing healthy, some childrens takes the time for talking and walking, it does'nt mean that they are not active, I can understand your problem as a mother you can't wait for his walking styles, but the time will come when your child starts the walk then you may get more trouble to catch him, give him good food supliments for growth and wait a few day. God bless to you child.
• United States
6 Jul 08
I had 3 kids, all grown now, and NONE of them walked at 15 months. All kids are different. (No worries.) I'll bet you carry him a bunch? LOL! I did with mine. Put him down and let him work it all out. Never pick him up in the home, except to place him in the crib or in the highchair, and he'll learn to get mobile and walk. It's harder on you than on him. He will want to be picked up. But if you resist, he will want to get around and will pull himself uo and learn to get where he wants to go by walking in no time! My kids are all grown now and perfectly normal! and like him, none of the walked yet at 15 months. Since, they have played baseball, volleyball, and been in scouts, etc..He will do great! All kids don't stand and walk at a year. It's OK. -When he needs to learn it..he will!
@amigula (120)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
hey hey dont u worry abt this , i have two sons and the elder one started walking at 10 months were as the youger one started at 15 months is a common thing do not panic try to show him things aroud and try that he shld take initiative to go forwards spend some some with him things will become normal :) all the best
• United States
6 Jul 08
My son walk when he was 1 yr and 6 months.So it really depends.I know your excited to see your son walk at the very first time,but im sure when he start walking you will get tired following him around...lol!Just be patient and oneday you wake up and your son already running around..lol!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
5 Jul 08
It's not a big deal =) There is a big range of 'normal' and some babies start walking when they are 8 months and some don't walk unassisted until they are almost 2. My daughter was about 16-17 months but she had been cruising around using walls and furniture or walking holding onto someone's hand for months before. It was actually good, in my opinion. Friends who have babies who started trying to walk before they were one fell a lot, some of them even getting injuries which required stitches. When my daughter was ready to walk, she didn't fall, and she was only slow for a little while, she was running less than 2 weeks after she started walking by herself. Most of my house is tile and I also have a brick enclosed fireplace, so it's a good thing she was not falling all the time.
@qhwater (393)
• China
5 Jul 08
oh, do not worry. here in my hometown, there is a saying that"the later your child learns to walk, the brighter he will become". i do not quite believe it. but their reason is that your child know after he can walk, he has to walk by himself. every child wants to be braced. leaving from your brace, they feel less safety. do you think so?
@elenahap (104)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 Jul 08
That is late...of course boys begin to walk later, so keep on trying. Do you encourage him to walk, by offering him a toy, or showing your enthousiasm if he tries to walk? Just keep trying, maybe he is developing ather areas and this miledtone stayed behind, and will catch on later on. For example maybe his language is more developed, or his eye to hand coordination, etc. Keep in mind that if he hell once and hit himself while trying to walk, then maybe he has a fear of walking. Good luck (by the way, my son walked completely alone when he was 11 months)
@gemini_rose (16194)
4 Jul 08
Honestly I know you are worried but it is nothing to worry about. One of my sons was 17 or 18 months before he would walk and even then he would still sit or be carried about wherever he could! He is 6 now and if he can get out of walking he will do! I have four kids and the other three were walking by 12 months so he was the only one who did not walk early.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 08
My son started walking when he was fifteen months. He had his first tooth at five months and I did not worry about his walking although I face msny insults from my mother and neighbours. I was a slow walker too so I did not worry about my son. My mother told me I only started walking when I was eighteen months old.