At the age of 15-18 months, it is still in the normal range of time if your child has difficulty walking, but if he exceeds the age of 18 months, you should do an examination to find out what disorders the child is experiencing. Generally associated with gross motor impairment which disturbs the balance so it’s better to do early stimulation before it’s too late.
In the stages of motor development, each child is different. However, it is important for parents to perform stimulation that can help provide basic stimulation motor development child. The ability of a child to walk begins with several stages including starting with the ability at the age of 12-18 months to walk with assistance or the child’s ability to walk 5-15 minutes without assistance. Meanwhile, at the age of 18 to 24 months your child can walk without experiencing difficulty.
This causes mothers to wonder why children at 18 months cannot walk, there are so many causes, including:
1. You are nervous
Motor movement in children is largely determined by the maturity of nerves to regulate movement. When your child is born, the nerves are still not developed according to function, but optimal growth with appropriate stimulation will prepare the nerves for maturity to support motor activity.
2. The balance is disturbed
Disrupted balance can be caused by the child experiencing dysfunction of sensory integration (DSI). This disorder is characterized by the child’s fear of doing activities such as swimming, riding a rocking toy or other activities. Even children have difficulty holding their head when sitting, experience distraction while on the move, awkward movements or are accompanied by delays in activities.
3. Sensory disturbances
Delay in walking in children over 18 years of age can be due to aan experiencing sensitivity to the feet or hands. In children who have sensitive disorders, your child will experience walking on tiptoes or often experience falls while standing, which generally children of his age can walk and run. Children who experience sensory disorders sometimes make you anxious and uncomfortable, even often experience disturbance with light and sound.
4. Psychological constraints
Children who do not experience physical problems may experience psychological problems related to parenting, trauma or habits of children who are not given stimulation. Thus it is very important to make observations that can help monitor the motor development of your child, especially from your parenting style to observe the time vulnerability according to the child’s ability to develop motor movements.