I don't think a child is officially considered delayed until 18 months. 16 months is still within the realm of typical development. If you're at all worried, check with your pediatrician. Schedule an appointment specifically to discuss this. You can also call your local Early Intervention chapter and tell them you want an evaluation for possible motor delays. Your pediatrician will have the number, or you can google the name of your town along with Early Intervention to find the local offices.
Thanks so much for all the info...
I have read this post numerous times and did not want to reply. My step-daughter has cerebal palsy. She didn't walk and this was a clue for the Dr's to run test to see what the problem was. DO NOT OVER THINK ANYTHING!
All kids develop at different times. I would call your babies Dr and schedule an appt. Bring all records and dates of mile stones that he has reached. There maybe a pattern of milestones that are normal. I would ask if he was born early or had any problems in labor but I really feel that a peditrician would best help you. Not your family Dr. Someone certified in kids. Many times people take there kid to the wrong type of Dr. (a lot of times premature babies develop later than full term babies)
Good Luck on finding the info you need. Keep us updated. (My daughter never crawled. So every kid is differnt)
Thank you for your comment and I will keep you posted
Don't worry. My son waled at 17 months, right before his transition to the "toddler" room at daycare. I was so nervous he wouldn't walk and therefore he couldn't go to to the toddler room. But one day he up and walked! He never really crawled either, just dragged himself along. Hang in there. I remember thinking oh i can't wait for him to walk. He's 22 months now and RUNNING around!!! Enjoy the immobility for another moment.
LOL!!! evryone keeps telling me that also.. Thank you.
I'm glad to have read your post because I too was worried about my 16 month son not walking. He gets around with a push toy now so it's better! Actually, he runs using it! Go figure? He too did the "army crawl" instead of crawling but now he does both! He's funny:)
I wouldn't worry if he's attempting but like the other posts, talk to your pediatrician. Happy learning!
My middle daughter didn't walk until 18 months. She has a stubborn personality and just wanted to do it on her own time. She is developmentally very smart and on target for her age, which is now 3. I wouldn't worry.