Each child has their own timeline
It’s a proud moment whenever parents see their baby hit a developmental milestone. Daily, you see them doing new things, like holding their feeding bottle, turning, crawling, and being able to sit up without help. Once your baby reaches nine months old, you might start holding your breath in anticipation as they might take their first steps soon.
Many kids start walking between 10 and 12 months. So, if your little one still hasn’t walked past their first birthday, you might worry.
If you see no evident problem with your baby’s motor skills, they might just be a late bloomer.
Remember: each child has their own timeline.
In other words, they will walk when they are ready. Reports say that some babies learn to walk as late as 18 months.
Gross motor delay: When should you see a doctor?
There’s no harm in talking to a doctor if your toddler isn’t walking yet, especially if you suspect a problem.
For instance, if you observe that your child seems strong enough to walk but can’t, or notice that their legs are “giving out,” it’s possible that they have problems in the bones or muscles in their feet or legs. If they cry out each time they take a step, bringing them to the doctor is also the best course of action. Do the same thing if they can walk, but their gait is uneven, or they’re limping.
Additionally, set an appointment if your little one is 18 months old and still does not: