Why Isn't He Crawling or Walking Yet?
Don't panic if your child isn't crawling or walking on the same schedule as the kid next door. What accounts for the wide variety in milestone achievement? If he's not crawling, odds are, he's focused on learning to talk or on picking up that raisin and getting it in his mouth. But there does come a point when a lack of mobility becomes a concern. Here are signs to look for: difficulty lifting his head while lying on his stomach by 3 months, inability to hold his body weight while standing at 9 months, difficulty standing on his own by 12 months, and inability to walk independently or walking only on toes at 15 months. If you notice any of these red flags, ask your pediatrician if your child needs further testing.