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fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 08:57:52

My DD will be 2 on Thursday. She has had some problems with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and hypermobility of ankles, but has now been discharged from physio and told she doesn't need any extra help as she has improved so much.

She has been cruising the furniture for ages, and has never been keen to walk pushing anything or walk holding your hands.

Yesterday she suddenly took off and walked about 6 steps, but stopped and started crawling when I exclaimed. Today she is back to hanging on for dear life.

I have heard so many people say once they start walking thats it and they don't go back but don't even know if I can say she has started walking! Has anyone any experience of this very late walking and reluctance to start even though your child CAN?

TIA smile

TotalChaos Tue 14-Oct-08 09:03:56

DS (no hypotonia) was very cagey about walking - took him a good two months for him to feel confident after the first steps.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:04:18

Just thought I'd be celebrating her first steps wildly but it seems a bit of an anti-climax! grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:04:58

Thanks, I will try to be patient! smile

Flightattendant2 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:21:15

oh well done dd! smile

Fwiw ds2 is not hypertonic etc and he took one step at 13mo, then it was about another 2 months before he started to walk properly!

He just went right back to crawling as he'd got so good at it, it just saved him time really grin

Flightattendant2 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:22:27

I just mean there are a lot of other aspects of their development that they need to carry on with in the meantime, and to keep walking very slowly when they can actually get by much better crawling, would mean those other things taking a back seat. So it's good as long as they keep moving imo.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:22:50

Thanks! Yes, she is a brilliant crawler and by far prefers it!!

I think they get more stubborn and more afraid to fall over as they get older too! smile

Flightattendant2 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:26:09

Well she's proved to you and herself that she can do it, and that means she will get better and the meantime she's probably way too busy to bother practising grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:28:08

She is busy removing everything from its place in the house this morning! (which is not ideal with inlaws coming later and me working this afternoon!) grin

Flightattendant2 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:31:22

Yes ds2 has just started doing that. He tries to climb on my desk and chuck everything off. Washing out of the machine, phone in the bin, cat has scarpered for its life grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 09:33:10

She always seems to know when I'm busy and cause most havoc then! grin

Lizzylou Tue 14-Oct-08 09:33:28

DS2 was like this ( though not hypotonic), he could do a few steps at 12/13mths, then it was not until he was 16mths that he decided to walk "properly". DS1 has been racing around since he was 11mths, and they are still the same. DS1 runs/skips/jumps everywhere all day every day, DS2 is, well, a bit lazy realy! Far happier sitting playing and pottering around.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 14-Oct-08 10:14:13

I wish she were a bit more lazy, even without walking she is climbing everything and getting into mischief all the time! grin

Kewcumber Tue 14-Oct-08 10:16:53

I know nothing about hypotonia but had a slow cautious walker. I would guess that she has felt wobbly for a long time and hasn;t yet got the confidence that she can stand and walk firmly. DS's walking slid in almost nnoticed afetr such a long time waiting! It was a bit of an anti climax but looking back it doesnt seem such a big deal deal now...

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