Delayed development- can anyone give a long term view?

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Sammycat123 Fri 06-Apr-18 15:47:44

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone out there had a baby who was late meeting developmental milestones - and what happened in the long term? Did they go on to be fine in school/adulthood or were there longer term issues?

I have a 17 month old who doesn’t crawl or walk or talk at all. He can sit up and has started slightly bum shuffling but can’t roll over or sit himself up if he falls over. He is like a much younger baby and hasn’t really developed at all since he started sitting up about 6 months ago. He can’t bear any weight on his legs and refuses to pull up. Nobody seems worried except me. I’ve done lots of googling and there are lots of people saying that their children didn’t walk and talk until 2 so I guess it must be normal but I wondered about the longer term. People say he is just lazy but isn’t that a bad thing?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 06-Apr-18 20:05:53

My DSister was exactly the same. She has a nursing masters and a good career so it could be ok. It’s worth insisting on a referral to a Paeditrician though, just to check that everything is ok smile

Nsbgsyebebdnd Fri 06-Apr-18 22:15:30

Sorry I can't help re outcomes but I wondered What your health visitors have said? Have you spoken to them? Ours have always been quite proactive if I've raised concerns.

dimples76 Tue 10-Apr-18 23:49:38

I would push for referral to paediatrician. My son didn't take his first steps until 21 months and didn't walk properly until 25 months. He had weekly physio and Portage at your son's age which helped him get there.

bababeanaidan Wed 11-Apr-18 11:37:25

I would def push for a referral. He might be totally fine in the end but you dont want to miss the opportunity to help him if he does need something at the moment.

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