Our son is about to be 17 months and he can't stand or walk unassisted. I know, I know, kids do things on their own schedule. I think there may be a bigger problem than sheer will at work here. I believe his left foot is pronated and preventing him from being able to balance properly.
When we went for his 15 month appointment our pediatrician said if he wasn't walking in a month to call her and she would refer us to Early Intervention, but she thought for sure he would be walking and it would never come to that. He wasn't so I called. We were referred to Early Intervention, had our eligibility intake screening and he qualifies for the full assessment.
However, they are backed up and it may be almost a month before he will get fully checked out.
I called our pediatrician back to get some advice, and tell her what I've noticed, but she just says that his bones aren't fully 'unscrunched' from being in the womb, he'll outgrow it.
Mother's instinct tells me this is not the case. I worry the longer we wait, the more damage he could do. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm just an over concerned mom. Should I push back and insist he see a specialist asap or wait another month?
is video of him walking and a pic
of his left foot from behind. He can walk with push toys and stand holding on to things but that's it. He tries to stand unassisted all the time but just falls down. Anyone have any experience with this?