Why Do Some Toddlers Walk Late?

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We’ve all heard the term “fail fast.” It means being willing to fail early, so you can learn from that failure and pivot your approach toward success. Walking late is a not just an annoyance but also a worrying sign of development in toddlers. Many toddlers walk late because they grow at different speeds, and it’s normal for two children of the same age to take slightly different routes to get somewhere as quickly and easily as possible.

A toddler who is walking late will have a lot more energy than their peers, meaning they can sprint for longer before getting tired again. They may also be less coordinated and therefore struggle with turning corners or changing direction when necessary.

As parents, we can help our toddlers walk earlier by encouraging them to play outside more often, getting them involved in outdoor activities like walking, jogging, hiking, or playing tag outside instead of watching TV indoors every day.

There are some warning signs that mean it might be time to see a child specialist rather than experimenting with home remedies or changing your child’s nappy habits until they stink!

What Does It Mean If Your Child Walks Late?

When a toddler walks late, it can be a sign that their motor skills are lagging behind their peers. This can be due to a variety of factors, but most often is influenced by the child’s environment and diet. Toddlers who walk late may have higher energy levels than their peers who walk early. They might also struggle with turning corners or changing direction when necessary.

If you notice your child is walking late, it’s important to speak to them about what’s going on and how they feel about this habit. It may be time to see a specialist if your toddler has trouble controlling their impulses or they have trouble communicating with you.

What Age Is Considered A Late Walker?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, walking late is considered when a child has not yet learned to walk at 12 months old. Walking late is usually seen in children 13-18 months old, or in those that are about 18 months old and still have not learned how to crawl.

It’s important that parents keep an eye out for the signs mentioned earlier, like lack of coordination, difficulty turning corners, or changing direction, as they can all point towards a more serious issue with your little one’s development.

How Can I Help My Baby Walk Faster?

As parents, we can help our toddlers walk earlier by encouraging them to play outside more often, getting them involved in outdoor activities like walking, jogging, hiking, or playing tag outside instead of watching TV indoors every day.

There are some warning signs that mean it might be time to see a child specialist rather than experimenting with home remedies or changing your child’s nappy habits until they stink!

Imagine you and your spouse have just had a baby and your toddler is struggling to walk. You discover something called a “walker” which you place on the ground for your toddler to try and run around in. Your toddler runs around the walker and falls over. What now?

If you put your toddler on the floor and try to make them walk, they’re going to fall so many times that it will only frustrate them and make them want to give up altogether. The first step is just letting go of trying to control their development – give them some hugs and kisses (or whatever else makes them happy) when they fall down and encourage them not to cry.

How To Encourage My Baby To Walk Without Support?

Early walkers are more likely to be independent children who are able to walk in their sleep, so it’s a good idea for parents to start encouraging early walking as soon as their baby is old enough to bear weight.

What should you do if your baby won’t stand on their own? You might try propping the child up with pillows while they learn to balance on their own, or you may need to buy some special shoes designed just for toddlers. It’s best not to worry too much about how you support your baby as long as they are able to move on their own.

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Joanne Hebert

Joanne Hebert

My name is Joanne Hebert, I am 41 years old, and this is my Baby Walkers blog!
My twin baby boys had just reached the age of 13 months and started to walk all by themselves. I am so relieved!

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As a mother of 2, I know how important it is to help your baby walk as soon as possible. Their whole development depends on it.
So when my younger daughter was born, I started looking into walkers and just loved the research of it. I want to share with you everything I learned right here.

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