From the moment our babies are born, we look forward to some key milestones – their first smile, their first words, their first step.

This week, I’m responding to a request from a new listener to talk about the mastery of walking and it’s connection with other areas of development

So in this podcast I am answering the following questions:

  1. When is a child officially a late walker?
  2. What are the early signs that a child might be a bit slower to walk on their own?
  3. What are the consequences of late walking?
  4. What can we do about it?

If you’re concerned about your child’s rate of progress with walking or other gross motor skills, it’s never too early to seek a physiotherapy assessment. Your paediatric physiotherapist will be able to quickly advise you of how your child is progressing and give you some great ideas about how to help them advance.

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