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Doctor insights on: What If Baby Walks Before Crawling

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Is this serious? My baby walks on the sides of her foot?

Is this serious? My baby walks on the sides of her foot?

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

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Is it true that my son can have learning disabilities if he walks before he crawls?

Is it true that my son can have learning disabilities if he walks before he crawls?

Myth: It is a myth. Some children never go through a crawling stage, but prefer to walk early in life. Motor and language milestones are independent. ...Read more

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My 13 months old son who had full exams and showed nothing wrongs: 1-Stands unassisted for a short time 2-army crawls 3-doesn't walk should I worry?

My 13 months old son who had full exams and showed nothing wrongs:
1-Stands unassisted for a short time
2-army crawls
3-doesn't walk
should I worry?

Not yet: Although the average child will walk around 12 months of age some children may walk as late as 15-18 months and that can be normal. Keep an eye on the rest of the development. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has a mild cerbral palsy, he crawls but he can't walk, what should I do?

What can I do if my son has a mild cerbral palsy, he crawls but he can't walk, what should I do?

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

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Is it normal for a baby to start walking 3 weeks ago but walks on tiptoes?

Is it normal for a baby to start walking 3 weeks ago but walks on tiptoes?

Yes: Toe walking is a normal stage in some toddlers and is common off & on to the age of 3. Most do if for a while & progress to regular teal toe walking over time. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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When will my baby start to walk?

When will my baby start to walk?

12 : Most babies start walking between 12- 15 months. Some walk even later. So, start childproofing your home! ...Read more

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My baby is one year plus and hasn't walk yet. What medicine is appropriate for her to walk?

My baby is one year plus and hasn't walk  yet. What medicine is appropriate for her to walk?

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