My 13-month-old Isn’t Walking Yet. Should I be Worried?

A mom writes in asking for advice. Her daughter is 13 months and hasn’t started to walk yet. She currently scoots around and can bare weight on her legs but doesn’t stand or crawl. At her 12-month check up, the pediatrician said not to be concerned, but of course that’s easier said than done! Does anyone have anyone have any experience with something similar?

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A member of the community asks:

“My 13-month-old is still not walking. At her 12-month check up they said it wasn’t too much of a concern since she’s baring weight on her legs when you hold her hands out to the side, but she legit will not pull herself up.

She can’t even pull her self up out of tummy time when she’s lying flat on her belly. She will take steps if you hold her hands but she will only lift her self to her knees. She doesn’t pull herself to her feet.

She also has no balance and she never crawled. She’s very good a scooting cruising around though. Can anyone offer some advice?

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Community Advice for Mom Who Is Worried That Her Daughter Isn’t Walking Yet

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Advice Summary


Most commenters’s advice to this OP was to try not to worry: babies do things on their own timeline. Commenters shared when their kids started walking and many have kids who didn’t walk until close to 16 months or even later.

As one commenter said: “Some babies don’t want to walk crawl scoot. They are all different I’d be concerned if they weren’t doing anything. She is cruising furniture and scooting. My son didn’t walk on his own until 15 months prior to that crawling and furniture cruising. Once they work out walking is way faster they’ll be off!”

Several other commenters suggested that if the OP is truly worried, she could ask her pediatrician about programs for developmental delays or for an evaluation with a pediatric physical therapist. Either way, everyone recommended that the OP try not to worry, as most likely her baby will start walking soon.

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