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not pulling up 16 months :-(

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labradorite74 Mon 30-Nov-15 12:42:23

Hi mums!
my name is Francesca i'm the proud mum of margherita, tomorrow 16 months, i've been writing two months ago and since there, some iprovements have been made, now Margherita can bear weight(before she refused also to put feet on floor)and if i gave her hands she can pull to stand but still bum shufflings and not attempting to pull or walk, even if sometimes she takes some wobby steps holding my hands.
Margherita is followed by two npi and pt, first diagnosed with hypotonia and hypermobility but both have been quite reduced by now, no problem with head control, feeding or fine motors skills that have always been really good.
She started bum shuffling at 12 months and she is quite fast.
I'm really sad, at the day care everyone is walking and i'm really worried she will never walk :-(
When did your bum shuffler finally pull to stand and then walk?i'm so annoyed yo hear people sayng when she will walk :-((
Thank's lot!

MaisieDotes Mon 30-Nov-15 13:50:27

Hi Francesca, my DD was a bum-shuffler and she walked at 17 months (she's 14 years old now!)

I also have DS who is currently 15 months and is pulling to stand and cruising on furniture but not standing independently or walking.

Try not to worry too much. I know it seems now as if she will never walk but she will, and as soon as she does you'll forget all about this stage flowers

fionnthedog Sat 19-Dec-15 09:03:03

My bum shuffler pulled to stand and walked at 17 months all very quickly in the end after me worrying for months exactly like you! He also didn't shuffle til 12 months.

MadauntofA Sat 19-Dec-15 09:05:01

Bum shufflers always seem to be a bit later but get up and walk really quickly when they do so I wouldn't worry, and try not to compare to the other children!

BooOzMoo Sat 19-Dec-15 09:20:21

Hypermobile kids generally do walk later. My DS 6 has mild cerbal palsy, Ehlers Danlos and a rare gene mutation.
He didn't walk until a week after he was 4. He still walks with a strange gait and wears ankle and Foot orthesis AFO's. He is very delayed globally due to the gene mutation.

DS also has severe autism and a sensory processing disorder....sometimes if they have sensory problems the don't want to put their feet on the floor!!!

Is she delayed on any other ways???

threelittlerapscallions Sat 19-Dec-15 10:16:52

My hypermobile DD didn't walk until a few days after she turned two! Not delayed in any other ways. Now she is 4 she is a bit less athletic than some other children but otherwise fine. i wouldn't worry unless she is delayed in other ways.

Miloarmadillo1 Sun 20-Dec-15 07:48:51

Hi. My sister was a bum shuffler and walked at 22 months. My DD has developmental delays and is not walking at 19m, though she can crawl, pull up and cruise now. Putting an interesting toy just out of reach on sofa etc might encourage pulling up. I know it's hard being in a group where every other child is walking. Is your PT concerned?

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