Posted in Milestones & Development, Toddlers

14 month old not walking

Anybody else have a baby that just refuses to walk?? She loves to climb, but she just will not walk. I just don’t want her to fall behind.

  • Sara
    Jul 05, 2019

    My little one is 13.5 months and she has walked, but it's very infrequent. She prefers crawling and knee walking. When she does try to walk, she walks like 5 steps and then falls and doesn't really try again. They say some kids don't walk until 18 months, though I think probably by 15 months most kids are walking. Is your baby bearing weight on her legs? Has she ever taken a few steps unassisted? If so then she's probably totally fine just a late walker!

  • anonymous mom
    Jul 05, 2019

    Some kids take more time. At 14 months my daughter was just starting to try independent steps. She’s 22 months now and runs/jumps/etc everywhere!!!

  • Jess
    Jul 05, 2019

    Our girl just started walking at 14 months. Went from refusing one week to starting to walk across the room (but only if we weren’t watching) haha

  • Connie
    Jul 05, 2019

    Our little guy was the same way and we were worried like you. Would walk while holding his hands, but very much preferred to crawl since he was much faster that way. One day he just started walking on his own nonstop. It literally happened overnight (we still joke about it to this day). Don’t worry — as long as she’s willing to try with you holding her, she will do it on her own time when she’s ready/wants to.

  • Mom
    Jul 22, 2019

    When I was a baby I didn’t want to walk just like your baby. I was crawling, almost running on all 4th but didn’t want to walk even thought I already could. My mom said that it was because I was much faster crawling than walking. One day our family was over and my uncle showed me a gold ring and I got up and walked toward the ring, lol...I guess when you really want something you will walk toward it :)

  • Mariah
    Aug 01, 2019

    Thank you! Just worried because she is incredibly smart when it comes to everything else it’s just the walking. But I suppose it could be because she knows it’s faster to crawl then it is to walk! She has walked a decent distance every now and then, and gets around pushing her little walker but she just doesn’t want to do it by herself. Perhaps because we have hard wood floor and the falls hurt her tushy? Lol thank you all for the reassurance!!

  • Anonymous
    Aug 01, 2019

    It’ll happen soon. My daughter was in this phase for what seemed like forever (walking a lot but only with support). Part of it is confidence. It takes time. Also, the smartest person I’ve ever known didn’t start walking till he was 3!!! He’s now a junior at Harvard on a full ride academic scholarship!!! So intelligence has nothing to do with it. They are all learning on their own schedule. ❤️❤️