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How do I give my 16 month old more confidence to stand up on her own without holding onto somwthing?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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In brief: WALKING

Usually infant start walking at 1 yr though there is variation.
Some even start at about 9 -10 months. The other way is also normal, means delay in walking ; other motor skills. As long as she doesn't have neurological/metabolic/developmental or other issue, not to worry. If she practices to stand holding something, it is ok, she will learn. If other issue, talk to her pediatrician and find out.

In brief: WALKING

Usually infant start walking at 1 yr though there is variation.
Some even start at about 9 -10 months. The other way is also normal, means delay in walking ; other motor skills. As long as she doesn't have neurological/metabolic/developmental or other issue, not to worry. If she practices to stand holding something, it is ok, she will learn. If other issue, talk to her pediatrician and find out.
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