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Toddler can walk but likes to crawl

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squizita Wed 27-Jan-16 13:14:43

My DD is 16 months and can crawl very fast. As in, her keyworker is worn out and comments on it. DD is small for her age (but in proportion and me/DH are short), slim/long build and also very strong. HV and key worker have commented. All this is great - but!

...She can stand, and since Xmas can walk short distances unaided and much longer distances with one hand held.
She prefers to crawl at the moment though because she's so fast and confident with it.
I try to encourage her to walk, she's going to have to make the switch soon.

Anyone else got this? People do 'side head' when I insist she can walk as she crawls around and climbs the 3+ climbing frame at nursery with ease then stands on top waving as we rush to grab her. Little monkey!

unimaginativename13 Wed 27-Jan-16 13:23:23

Does it matter?

Do you need to justify yourself to people and why does she need to do it soon?

16months is still young, I'm sure it will just happen one day!

squizita Wed 27-Jan-16 13:43:04

Yeah. People just tend to say "Oh that's late" (side head). On paper she's slap bang average. grin
She can walk and that's the main thing health wise.

ODog Sat 30-Jan-16 19:44:54

My DS walked for the first time when he was about 14mo but sounds like your DD in that he was a very competent crawler. He didn't walk more than crawl until a couple of months after that and it was a gradual transition. He is a very good walker for his age now (in that he will walk more than be in the buggy when out and about and doesn't need reins etc to stop him running off). When playing on the floor he will still occasionally crawl about and he is 20mo. I wouldn't worry. You will forget this was a thing in a few months.

Artandco Sat 30-Jan-16 19:48:05

Sounds fine

At about 2 years ds1 decided he was a cat for about 3 weeks! Lapping up milk and crawling around! He gave up soon enough

MaisieDotes Sat 30-Jan-16 19:50:24

Hi squizita! I remember you from the pregnancy board last year.

DS is 17mo and pretty much the same. He can and does walk, but not very far. His aim
is to get where he is going and he's such an efficient crawler I think he just doesn't want to be bothered walking when crawling gets him there quicker!

I'd love him to walk more tbh. I'm 40 weeks pregnant with DC 3 and it would suit me better if he would become a proficient walker but hey ho. He'll do it when it suits him, not me grin

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