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Preemies and development? Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17874 posts
6th May '12

Hey I was just wondering. If you had a preemie did it take any of them to learn how to walk longer? Lila just turned 1 yesterday and she still isn't walking. She stands on her knees and "walks" like that but as of yet as she does is cruise the furniture and stand momentarily.
I'm not worries about it as I've known some term babies not walk till 14 months but I was just wondering.
Oh and does the walking on the knees thing sound weird??? Never seen a baby do that lol :lol:

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7850 posts
status 6th May '12

My son started walking around 14 months, 12 months corrected age.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
6th May '12

My son is 17 months, 15 adjusted, and still doesn't walk. He can take a few steps here and there but has no interest in actually walking.

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17874 posts
6th May '12

Cool thanks guys. I was just wondering if it had anything to do with her being a preemie or if she just didn't want to walk.
We are still going to talk to her doctor about her left foot though. She still turns it it so that she stands on her ankle. She fixes it after she gets her balance but I still think it's weird.

Soon 2B a party of 5! 3 kids; Ontario 461 posts
6th May '12

My son was 15 months 12 months corrected when he started walking.

The Great Mustachio Suck It, PO, Uzbekistan 9383 posts
6th May '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" Cool thanks guys. I was just wondering if it had anything to do with her being a preemie or if she just ... [snip!] ... She still turns it it so that she stands on her ankle. She fixes it after she gets her balance but I still think it's weird."


That's normal and my preemie was late too. He couldn't sit up by himself when he was 8 months old. He started walking around 15 months.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th May '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" Hey I was just wondering. If you had a preemie did it take any of them to learn how to walk longer? Lila ... [snip!] ... months but I was just wondering. Oh and does the walking on the knees thing sound weird??? Never seen a baby do that lol :lol:"


Up to 18 months is normal. Teagan didn't walk until 18 months.

*mommy to a 3rd* 3 kids; Utah 3761 posts
6th May '12

My son was 5 weeks early and walked at 13 months my daughter I had at 39 weeks and she was 15 months ! Age don't mean anything every kid is different

Robyn Hall Due June 22; 2 kids; Australia 25 posts
6th May '12

My son didn't start walking until 15mnths (12mnths corrected). His full term sister didn't start walking until about 14mnths.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
8th May '12

My son was born at 28 weeks, and he was more with his adjusted age than real age up until about 17 months old. (They told us most preemies catch up to their peers by 2 years old.) He didn't walk until he was 14 months old. It took DH and I sitting on the floor and holding his hands while he took little steps. We passed him back and forth a couple times a day and would get further and further away so he was taking more steps. The next week, he was walking like a pro. lol