Delayed Walking

Delayed Walking
Q:
Delayed Walking

My baby is 14 months old and still isn’t walking. She has never actually crawled, but she does scoot on her bottom. Should I be concerned?

A:

Dr. Greene’s Answer:

Your daughter could be perfectly normal, but this is worth discussing with your pediatrician.

In the United States, most kids start walking by about 12 to 14 months. Some kids skip crawling altogether and it can be normal not to walk until 18 months, but the combination of not crawling and not walking is worth looking into now to be sure there isn’t a problem.

Reviewed by: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, Liat Simkhay Snyder
Last reviewed: May 14, 2008
Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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