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I agree that your child is still perfectly within normal limits for walking... up to 18 months for a full-term child. Any child born prematurely has at least until 2 years of age to "catch up" developmentally.
I second having your toddler checked by a chiropractor to see if there are any biomechanical or neurological issues slowing things up, just in case. Some things you can check at home (although this wouldn't be a complete check as to whether you should take him to a pediatric chiropractor or not). If he still has fat rolls on his thighs, look at them from the back and from the front. Also look at the gluteal folds and inguinal folds. When he has his legs straight, all these folds should be symmetrical. If they are not, there is an imbalance, likely in the pelvis. Then squeeze his butt cheeks together. The gluteal cleft should not deviate to one side at the top; it should be completely straight. If not, there is likely a pelvic imbalance.
Again, I'm not really concerned just from the history you've given. Your child definitely could be working on other developmental areas right now.
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