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?

Delayed Walking

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.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (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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