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Baby not walking independently at 15months. should i worry? but very active in crawling and walking on things. very flexible, can even climb on the couch and get off on her own. i'm not sure if she's scared to walk on her own or what? just concerned?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Please discuss her growth and development with your Pediatrician as well. If she is gaining in weight, strength and her muscles are strong, she may take a little while longer to walk. Practice standing and holding her with both hands to take a few steps. Review any in toeing or out toeing and as indicated passive stretches may be helpful.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Get her evaluated. Fifteen months is outside the acceptable range for independent walking. She should see her pedi or a developmental pediatrician and physical therapist. Any motor delays do their best overall if they are detected early and therapy started.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2021

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