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Mom to a bright & energetic 6 y.o. boy With my sweetie for 10 years now Registered nurse
I would have an evaluation done but at the same time I wouldn't worry too much. My son was a late bloomer physically-speaking (crawled at 12 months, walked at 15) but he's advanced in language and other mental capacities.
Mama to 2 gorgeous little boys 5 yrs and 2.5 yrs expecting another in November 2011!!
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Living with my amazing partner and 4
I agree with pp. If it were me I'd probably check out the pt to see what they say but if he is cruising around with help from the furniture I wouldn't be too worried about it. I think too much emphasis is placed on the timing of developmental markers like crawling, talking, etc. We live in a rush, rush society and this attitude is also used to judge our children's milestones. If he healthy and actively interested in his surroundings I'd let him go at his own pace.
I was like, WHAT??? I have had 5 kids, and not a single solitary one of them crawled before 12-13 months of age. None of them walked before 13 months, and in fact it was closer to 15 months with at least two of them... this youngest DD of mine did not walk until 17 months. Not because she couldn't but because she didn't want to. Simple as that. And yet this guy wanted my daughter in physical therapy at 10 months old because she "should have been crawling" by 7 months of age.
I don't hold to developmental markers. I believe that you can tell if something just isn't right with the way your child is developing, at least with something as obvious as walking or crawling. Who said that every single baby MUST be crawling at 10 months and walking at 12? Not every single child learns to read by age 6 and ride a bike by age 7. People are all different and kids are people too. If one baby walks at 9 months and another at 15 months, what's to say they're not both perfectly normal? :
(I deleted the rest because I started ranting and decided not to hijack your thread!! )
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