Originally Posted by assenavadnama
PLEASE tell me this is okay. He is walking along walls and furniture, and climbing up stairs. I'm beginning to get frustrated by having everyone and anyone gasp in shock when they find out he's not walking. His doctor even insisted on testing him for cystic fibrosis, which turned out negative.
He didn't sit until 10 months or crawl until 12. He was 6 weeks premature.
Anybody else have a slow walker?
This is OK!
My own dd1 didn't walk on her own until she was 17 months. She never crawled or scooted or cruised! Her sister, dd2, isn't yet walking entirely independently, and she is 20 months. She didn't scoot at all, or show interest in horizontal movement, until 12 months. There is a range of normal
. Testing for CF was premature and I'm sure it was nerve-wracking for you! Ugh. Paranoid doctor behavior.
If you feel your child is just doing it in his own time, then he is. He sounds quite mobile to me. I know how hard it can be to constantly fend off comments from people who feel he should be walking by now. Really, they just need to get a life.
Hang in there.