14-Month-Old Not Walking: Should You Worry

The first thing you need to do is take your baby out of the car seat. If you are driving, it’s best if you have someone else drive with you while your baby is still strapped into their car seat. (You don’t want to be alone!)

If there is no one around, go ahead and put them back in the car seat so they can get settled again before heading off to work!

After putting your baby back in the car seat, turn off the ignition and wait until they are completely calm. Then turn them over and give them a few kisses on each cheek. They will probably start crying right away but don’t let it affect how you feel about them! Just keep going with this routine every time they cry.

Eventually they’ll stop crying altogether!

Your baby may look like this after a couple hours of being kissed:

They’re doing fine now!

At this point you should try to feed them some sort of solid food. You could just spoonfeed them but I think it would be better if you gave them something that they can actually eat.

I suggest trying to make sure they have something that tastes good. I’m not saying don’t give them juice or water either, just stick with solid foods for now!

Once your baby starts eating solid foods, then you can begin feeding them liquids occasionally too. If you’re really worried about them becoming dehydrated, you can try giving them a few drops of water in the corner of their mouth. It will run down their throat and they will be hydrated again.

As your baby grows older, you can teach them how to hold their own bottle or sippy cup. They’re not able to do this immediately, but with time they will get the hang of it. Just be patient with them!

Once your baby starts getting older, you will be able to understand them a lot better. It’s so cute when they start repeating the words you say. However, at this earlier age, they are limited to a small vocabulary. Don’t get discouraged if they are not talking yet.

They will eventually!

Right now babies don’t have very much control over their bodies. You might have noticed that they can’t hold themselves up yet. The good thing is, you can do this for them! Just pick them up and hold them close to your chest.

They will probably start laughing because it’s so fun for them!

As your baby gets older, they should start holding themselves up at certain intervals. Again, don’t worry if they aren’t doing this yet. You’re here to help them and make sure they’re having a fun time.

They will eventually get the hang of it though! When this starts happening, make sure you give them something fun to play with. A rattle is always a good choice for babies! It will keep them occupied for quite awhile.

They might also start trying to crawl. It’s very hard for them to get anywhere at this point, but that’s still a step in the right direction! Eventually they will be able to get anywhere they want without your help.

Remember, these are all very important milestones! Try to be there to witness them as they grow up!

3 Months

If you’re reading this then it probably means you made it through your first month with your baby. You’re doing an excellent job so far! Just one more month to go until they can walk on their own.

At this age, babies are starting to get a better grasp of how to communicate. This means you will be able to understand what they want a lot better! At this point you probably don’t even need my help in order to take care of them.

Keep doing your homework and try to anticipate what they want before they start crying. I know that can be hard with these little blighters, but you’re almost at the finish line now!

4 Months, 3 Weeks

Congratulations on getting this far! I can only imagine you’re either really excited to finish raising your child, or you’ve been too busy taking care of them that you haven’t had time to worry about the project.

Either way, if you’ve made it this far then you’ve already succeeded! Just a little bit further and you’ll be done. I do have some advice for you though; don’t let your child walk until they are at least one year old. It’s safer if you carry them.

While they might be able to walk on their own, their bones aren’t strong enough to handle a fall if they start walking early. I’ve seen it happen before, and let me tell you it isn’t pretty.

If your baby was born in the winter then it will be coming up on its first birthday soon. The first birthday is very important to us for some reason. I think we like to make a big deal out of it because babies don’t have real calendars, so it’s easy to forget sometimes. In any case, if your baby shares its birthday with the New Year then you should have it celebrate next year with everyone else in the village.

I think that about covers everything! Handing your child over to the village is an important step, but don’t feel sad about it. You’ve done a good job and your baby is old enough to learn how to survive on their own now.

Now, hand them over and we’ll take care of the rest.

-Grand Elder Pitrou

Closing the letter, you head to the nursery. You spent a lot of time in here after your wife died. It was always so peaceful in here. The walls were painted a nice light blue color.

The floor was made of a soft carpet that felt good on your bare feet. In the middle of the room was a large crib. It was the only piece of furniture in the room.

You take a look inside, finding it empty. The Grand Elder must have already taken your child to be raised with the rest of the village children. You’re just about to leave when you hear footsteps coming down the corridor.

Turning around, you find the Grand Elder and Chief standing in the doorway. The Chief looks nervous, but the Grand Elder has a warm smile on his face. You assume he came to comfort you after the loss of your child.

“I’m sorry for your loss,” he says softly.

You nod slowly, wondering if bringing up the fact that you do not have a child would be impolite. You decide not to, because he seems like a kind old man.

“Thank you.”

“As chief of this village, I would just like to say that you are still welcome here. If you ever feel the need to leave for whatever reason, know that there will always be a place for you at our village.”

The Chief says, looking directly at you. You nod to him, unsure of what else to do. You know there is no reason for you to stay here now that your job is finished, but the idea of leaving the village saddens you. This place really did become a sort of home to you.

“There is just one more thing,” says the Grand Elder. “Come with us, please.”

You follow the two men out of the nursery and upstairs. Walking down the halls of the building towards your destination, you’re unsure of what to expect. The two men are remaining silent, so you don’t ask any questions. It isn’t until you reach the doors of the roof that you begin to get an idea of what’s going on.

The three of you head outside, and the first thing you notice is a small carriage coming up the road towards the hospital. You watch as it pulls up in front and comes to a stop. A servant steps out of the back, opening the door for you.

“Get in,”

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