lisa, QLD, mummy to daughter Dec 02
Don't worry if your daughter isn't walking yet. My son, Nicholas is 18 months old and he still isn't walking, well not on his own anyway. He will hold onto furniture and walk around it for a few steps then he will flop straight back on his bum and crawl again. As you said they will walk when they are ready.
Karen, Vic, Nicholas 26/10/02
my daughter walked on her first birthday, she saw all the kids at her birthday walking and wanted to play with them. what i used to do for her is always make her walk you know like pick her up hold her hands and just walk around. id start off with both hands and the slowly go to one hand and you'll see that one day when ur not looking they'll walk by themselfs.
im not saying to force them to walk but make it fun for them like let them chace there dad or a toy or something like that. then they'll see that walking is better than crawling.
hope it helps.
Salwa, 2 girls, sydney
Mum to Maya Grace 02-03, Sienna & Mercedes 10-06
My son started to walk last Friday. He turned 16.5 months old. He would practise in his playpen. We also would hold his hands and make him walk arouund, so he would get used to the idea.
Some other kids at our playgroup only started walking at 17 - 18 months.
My 15mth old Adam isnt walk yet and shows no intent, and he's only been crawling for 2 months. I Spoke to our Chiropractor and he said that its quite normal and not to try and rush him because you could cause more damage than good. As he's muscles or bones just may not be ready or just lacks confidence. Hope it helped
Amy n Adam
Susan,NZ,3 yr old,1yr old littlies
kylie (30) from munno para
She is normal, and she will walk when she is ready.