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Walking?.... not yet Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
19th Apr '13

My son was born at 35 weeks. he had a traumatic delivery and they had to give him oxygen and he was blue. his apgar was 5 and better e is 15 months old. i know i dont have to be worried yet. but his therapist who comes once a week and myself try to get him to walk but he refuses....my mom said he took ten steps. she didnt catch it on tape so i dont really believe her. The most i have seen him take are one or two wobbly steps on his own. He cruises by holding furniture. but he prefers to crawl. does anyone know when i should get worried?

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3435 posts
19th Apr '13

He'll walk when he wants to. I had a c-sec with my daughter at 39w 1d. She didn't start sitting up until she was 9-10 months old, she started crawling around 11-12months. I was worried about her walking too so i got in contact with a Physical Therapist. We started in January, she didn't want to walk a whole lot, but with practice once a week, she's walking on her own now. We started her.. January would have been...17 months old and now she's 20 months. She still doesn't walk 100% but she's not falling down hardly at all. Just give him toys and put it at your coffee table and let him try to turn himself from the couch to the coffee table, or get in contact with a PT.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Constant Exhaustion:" He'll walk when he wants to. I had a c-sec with my daughter at 39w 1d. She didn't start sitting up until ... [snip!] ... put it at your coffee table and let him try to turn himself from the couch to the coffee table, or get in contact with a PT."


I also had my DD at 37 and a half ish weeks big baby she has donr everything "late" also. Our doctor says its nothing to worry about she has more to move than a normal size baby lol she is now 14 mos old and just started pulling herself up regularly last weekend . Her father didnt walk until he was eighteen months they do things on their own time

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
19th Apr '13

My son (born at 38 wks, 5 days so not preemie) didn't walk til 15 mos and even then wasn't walking around everywhere til closer to 16.5 mos. I wouldn't be worried, ESP since she's pulling up and a preemie

Brooke Shockey 19 kids; Dayton, Ohio 123 posts
19th Apr '13

I had DS #2 at 33 weeks 6 days and he started walking right at 14 months so 12 months adjusted after much practice and persistence.

Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Constant Exhaustion:. [snip!] ... put it at your coffee table and let him try to turn himself from the couch to the coffee table, or get in contact with a PT."


oh i do....but he has gotten smart :) the booger climbs ONTO the coffee table when i am not looking, grabs his toy and get back down.....sigh lol

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3435 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Alyssa Marie Smith:" oh i do....but he has gotten smart :) the booger climbs ONTO the coffee table when i am not looking, grabs his toy and get back down.....sigh lol"


lol.. oh i know how that feels :))

HUgabearrr Japan 426 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Alyssa Marie Smith:" My son was born at 35 weeks. he had a traumatic delivery and they had to give him oxygen and he was blue. ... [snip!] ... wobbly steps on his own. He cruises by holding furniture. but he prefers to crawl. does anyone know when i should get worried?"


i don't think you should be worried unless the dr said anything at his well baby visits as to muscular dystrophy, ataxia, or some other physcial reason why he doesn't walk. There is always a reason. Like my son... I know he is capable of walking his legs are strong...he's just a scardy cat. VERY cautious. he's almost 19 months and refuses to let go of furniture or support, or will sit down if he feels like he is going to fall.