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10/11/2013 at 13:49
Isaac is 15m now, he crawled around 7/8m which progressed to cruising and now he is constantly walking knelt up on his knees. He also sits back on his knees (bent in like a W position) and I've read this is bad for development along with the knee walking. I've made an appointment with the HV tomorrow morning as I'm so worried about it (stupid google) but just wondered if any of you had knee walkers and how it progressed? He can cruise holding on to furniture but the moment I try to encourage steps, he strops and drops to his knees. I know they don't investigate non walkers until 18m anyway but any information would be great
10/11/2013 at 13:56
How long has he been on his knees McS? E did this before the walked, but only very short term, and a little boy at playgroup did for probably, two months, before walking, just over 18 months old. He is now a very sturdy strong walker. I hope that your HV is some help, and i'm sorry you've been worried.
10/11/2013 at 14:00
Thanks LM. Wow E is a clever girlie! Me and H we're trying to remember how long he's been doing it for, at least a month perhaps closer to 2. I'm hoping it's another transition to walking but hopefully I'll know more tomorrow. Although my fear is that they'll fob me off until 18m!
10/11/2013 at 14:01
Also to add, E has walked early, but not as early as I imagined, as she met all the other physical milestones early, with walking, we had what you describe - if you tried to help she'd not entertain it whatsoever. She would never use a walker, would never walk between your hands well either, would drop as you describe. Then once day, she walked the length of the room with me holding her hand, not as support but as security (2 saturdays ago) and now she's right off.. So it was confidence here rather than ability, I knew she *could* walk at least a month before she did it. But also, her motive was getting to what she wanted.. Crawling fulfilled that, she had no need to walk.. So look at that too.
10/11/2013 at 14:37
It was a step for the little boy, and as I say for E too, just differing time scales IYSWIM. Does he squat? Can he get down from cruising to the floor? Can he climb the stairs? They are all signs he's got the strength and you're just waiting for it to click, i'm told.. Again, this took E quite a while for each step. Thinking about it, we had knee walking then we had standing herself up not holding onto anything, then steps, then walking.. So it does sound like a path... x
10/11/2013 at 17:57
Thanks LM, I know I'm probably worrying unnecessarily. He can climb the stairs and get himself up and down from standing fine, so that's reassuring. I don't think it helps that everyone comments on it and finds it so unusual! I'll let you know what the HV says.
10/11/2013 at 17:59
It does sound like a confidence thing, so I wouldn't worry too much but hopefully HV can put your mind at rest tomorrow xx
13/11/2013 at 15:21
Just wanted to update you. At the appointment she didn't seem too concerned and was happy that he was standing and pulling himself up. But then she rang me later that day and said she'd discussed it further and would like to refer him to physio. The trouble is, it's around a 10 week wait, we could go private but I'm not sure whether to... I'm really hoping he'll be walking in the next 10 weeks and we won't have to go at all.
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