IVF-Infertility.com home

Delayed walking

Forum for those who have undergone successful treatment, and wish to share their experiences of parenthood.

Delayed walking

Postby nancy1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:59 am

Hi Ladies,

My son is 16 months old and still not walking independently. He took a few steps on his own 2 weeks ago then got sick the next day. Since then, he has not resumed walking.
Anyone else had a late walker? did they need physical therapy.
I am a bit concerned, although the ped tells me he is still within range.
I would love to hear your feedback.
NAncy
nancy1
Regular
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Sponsor
 

Re: Delayed walking

Postby dys24 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:47 pm

I wouldnt worry just yet, i think the norm is up to 18mo. Do you have good shoes for him? As soon as i bought my DD stride rite shoes she was off and walking, she wouldnt try to walk in anything else since all of our house is hard wood and she would slip easily. She did cruise and take couple of steps in robeez. She also learned to walk from pushing the walker and her little stroller. Is he cruising well? try putting something like a chair or and object he can walk to not far away maybe few feet at first and encourage him to walk to it, maybe place a favorite toy or food (puffs etc.) so he will be excited to get it. Hope that helps!
IVF #1- BFN
IVF #2- BFP!!!!

Image

FET#1- BFN
IVF#3 August- BFP!!!
Image

FET#2- Mid July
dys24
Regular
 
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: Delayed walking

Postby angelaezra » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:59 am

My nephew had a similar situation but he was very flaccid when we would try to assist him in walking because of some problems at birth. He did have to have physical therapy which really worked well. He also wanted to do everything that his friends were doing at daycare so that made him want to walk to keep up. I say try using the toys that assist him in walking and if no luck in the near future maybe consider requesting physical therapy or additional check-up. Sometimes, it just takes them awhile but once they get going you can’t stop them!

Angela
Image
1 miscarriage 2002 (nat)
1 ectopic pregnancy 2006 (nat)
1st IVF 10/08-BFP twins/misc-6 1/2 wks & stillbirth 21 wks
2nd FET 6/09-BFN
3rd IVF 2010-April-BFP - DD born 12/7/10

Lost Ashley Nicole Thomas at 21 weeks
angelaezra
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 1180
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:18 am
Location: Ohio

Re: Delayed walking

Postby aims327 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:44 am

Hi Nancy,

My son didn't walk until he was 16 months. My son has had physical therapy through First Steps since he was 9 months. I wouldn't worry too much about it. He will walk when he is ready. If you have something available like First Steps, it never hurts to get an evaluation.
Me 33 DH 41
1st IVF - BFN 1st & 2nd FET BFN
2nd IVF 3/09: ICSI & AH BFP!
1st Beta - 250 2nd Beta -554
Twins! Boy and Girl!
Image
aims327
Regular
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:52 am
Location: Indiana

Re: Delayed walking

Postby nancy1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:34 pm

Hi Ladies,

thank you so much for your feedback. It is indeed reassuring.
I am going to start PT for my son next week. I feel like he's almost there but it's more like a confidence issue.
Thanks again.
Nancy
nancy1
Regular
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Re: Delayed walking

Postby ann d. » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:11 pm

Hi Nancy,

Not sure if you need any more feedback, but my son would cruise FOREVER and would only walk while holding our hand for the longest time, too. My theory was that he is very tall and thin and it was more balancing required for him. He did have PT because he was born with contractures at his elbows and knees, again because he was born so long. Anyway, he's by far taller than babies his age (over the 95th percentile). He finally started walking at 16 months on his own. Like the other mommies have mentioned walkers really helped, and setting chairs/ sofas close enough together but not too close where he would have take a couple of steps on his own to get from one point to another also helped. And if he had to hold our hand, we could only let him hold one finger (and just the tip of the finger). We were told while we were doing that, to place the finger in front of him, not above him to help with balance.

A side note: I've read the benefits of crawling help with speech development, reading comprehension, left and right brain development. So all this crawling is good for your baby!
Me: 36, DH:37
IVF #2: Jan '09- BFP! :-)
FET: Nov '10- transferred 1 embie- BFN :-(
Baby Alexander born September 20th, 2009!
Image
ann d.
Regular
 
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:08 pm
Location: Orange County, CA


Return to Parents after treatment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest