Baby Walking

Baby walking is initiated by strengthening the muscles to take their first steps. Babies start to crawl between the age of 6 and 13 months. At the period of 9 to 12 months, the baby tries to stand. At the age of 8 to 18 months, they begin to walk for the first time. If the baby cannot take steps beyond 18 months, it is necessary to consult a pediatrician to check its development.

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My 15 month old baby is having difficulty in standing. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 15 months old. He is not standing well. He does crawl and pulls up his knees. When I try to stand him up, he is reluctant and seems to be scared and cries when standing. I am worried. Should I be concerned? Do I need to check his hips? Had appointments with a doctor and he ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most babies take their first steps by their first birthday. Most toddlers have walking unaided, often with uneven steps. Do not worry, if your baby takes a little longer time. Some children do not walk until they are 17 months or 18 months old. You should stimulate the ...  Read Full »

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