baby steps

look at that excellent posture!  can you believe that little cutie is still unwilling (or unable) to walk!  the squirt is 18 months in a week, and he still doesn’t walk.

i have been trying not to worry about it too much.  fortunately his build isn’t as solid as the squirm’s was, so i can still lug him around.

as you can see, he can pull up with no problems, and he cruises around the coffee table like a pro.  i have even managed to get him to take a few steps here and there holding on to the shopping cart….but it is slow going.

i guess i hoped this weekend’s walking with the push toy would blossom into a regular occurrence, but the squirt doesn’t really seem too interested in my agenda.

baby steps right?

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kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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9 Responses to baby steps

  1. Well he looks perfect. My grandson did not walktil then and his cousin, a girl, came to visit. He watched her closelyandby the next week was walking!

  2. hakea says:

    There is a little girl at playgroup who wasn’t walking or talking by 18 months. I was getting worried and was thinking that she may need a developmental assessment.

    Well! No need to worry. By 2, she was walking (still a bit unsteady), talking (a lot), and she can count to 20 unaided, recognises the written form of numbers to 20, can count objects. She’s got loads of confidence with other kids and adults. Her development has exploded. Sometimes kids just take their own time.

    Maybe by 2, he should have an assessment? But 6 months is a long time in the life of a little fella, he’ll get there.

    • phrogmom says:

      since his big bro has already been in and out of early childhood intervention (mild autism) you know they are all over the squirt. he gets pt twice a month, ot once a month, and developmental services every week! now i am being pushed to take him in to see a neurologist. i guess i would worry less if he did talk, since the squirm doesn’t say much at 3. i’ll probably regret saying that when the two of them start talking my ears off!!

      • hakea says:

        When I was working with kids with autism, there were kids aged 8 who weren’t talking. They could talk, they just chose not to! One little boy would talk aloud to himself whilst lounging on his bed, but if he thought anyone was listening he would be quiet.

        Reminds me of a Buddhist saying which went something like this – a person may appear a fool, but may instead be guarding his wisdom wisely.

        Hope you are doing ok – you haven’t posted for a while.

  3. E.C. says:

    When he’s ready, he’ll let go and take off and then you’ll need roller skates to keep up. 🙂

  4. barb19 says:

    Kids are all different and some take longer than others, I wouldn’t worry – he looks fine and he will just take off one day when you least expect it.

  5. cocomino says:

    Great step. I imagine that you are very happy to that step because I was so.

  6. donnahuebsch says:

    He looks great – my daughter didn’t walk until 19 months and then she took off running…she said just a few baby words until she was past 2 – then I walked into her room one day and she said, “Good morning,” clear as a bell and she hasn’t shut up since. Every kid is different and sounds like you are keeping an eye out for any problems – he’ll be fine!

  7. Jackie Paulson Author says:

    aww adorable. Teaching him to shop young, Happy Memorial day I hope you have great weather. My teen is going to a grad party. Stop by my blog, I added you to my blogging buddies.

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