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What If Baby Walks Before Crawling
It's important: It depends on the baby's age, a new walker can have a 'funny walk' But it can be related to some congenital foot problem what should be evaluated by some professional who specializes in young children's gait. If there is a problem, the earlier the treatment starts the faster the resolution. ...Read more
My 13 months old son who had full exams and showed nothing wrongs:
1-Stands unassisted for a short time
should I worry?
17month old not walking but he stands crawls , hold on to things to walk should I be concerned is this normal.
Late normal: Your child is 'cruising' holding on and walking - so sounds like still in normal range. ...Read more
CP: Children with cerebral palsy are often eligible for help from various services that can help them with their motor skills (like walking) and other skills for which they may need assistance. Depending on your child's age and which state you live in your options may vary. Most pediatricians are well versed in where you should go for services. Never hurts to ask. ...Read more
At an outdoor tailgating area before a concert, several ppl were smoking. I tried to walk away when noticing smell of smoke. Can this harm baby 23 wks?
I have a 16 months old baby boy and he walks on his toes, he had been going through physiotherapy for sometime now.Now he started to balance and walk.
Toewalking: It is common for kids to toe-walk initially. The toe grasp reflex initially makes this quite normal as they learn to walk but they usually settle and walk flat footed by two.Persistence after 3 is occasionally seen and will eventually result in decreased flexibility of the ankle. Physical therapy helps maintain normal tendon length and improve walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No medicine needed: The age that babies learn to walk is 9 months to 18 months. Both of my daughters did not walk until 15-16 months. So no need to worry unless she is older than 18 months. If she has not walked by then have her evaluated by a pediatrician. I know of no conventional medicine to help this, though i believe that homeopathy could be helpful- this would require seeing a homeopath to find the right one. ...Read more
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