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i'm feeling nervous because my 15.5 month old boy still isnt walking. our pediatrician doesnt seem concerned, but still...<br>
we live in nyc, and he will literally walk for several blocks just holding on to one of my fingers, but he has absolutely no desire to go on his own. anyone out there with a similar experience? he is a great crawler, pulls up on furniture.... but still doesnt stand alone. i've also noticed that when he falls while holding my finger he almost always falls forward onto his hands and knees. he rarely does a butt-plop-down.
 

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15.5 mos is not late at all, don't worry<br><br>
he is walking, he just wants to continue having support for while longer! walking several blocks holding one finger is quite an achievement, he willlet go when he's ready
 

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I agree with the others.<br>
Also, both of my kids could "physically" walk alone long before they ever felt the confidence or security to do it alone.<br>
It will all happen in time.
 

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Konur was 18 months when he decided it was time! As long as your child can bear weight on his legs and stand, there is no reason to worry. He will walk when he is darn good and ready. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My dd did the same thing and dh finally "tricked" her into walking by holding onto her fingers while he walked backwards. Once they got going he let go. She definitely had fears of falling (long story behind that) and he helped her to see that she was able to do it. She would walk all over the place holding onto just a finger too. Although I do agree with the others. 15 months is not terribly late. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've heard of kids who were like this- walked just fine holding onto a finger, wouldn't walk alone- and were tricked into walking alone by having them hold a pencil held by the parent... and then the parent let go of the pencil!<br><br>
I dunno. You might try it. Maybe not with a sharp pencil, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
15.5mo is definitely still within the range of normal, no matter how many friends' babies started walking at 8mo, ok?
 
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