Some children do not walk at around 12 months when many do. With Annie, her birthday came and went without any sign at all of her wanting to walk. If you tried to stand her up she would lift her legs up so she wouldn’t have to. When she was 16 months and still not even cruising we were given an appointment with a paediatrician who diagnosed lax (hyperextendable) joints.
The physiotherapist then assessed her and recommended special shoes. She had a hospital appointment to be measured for them then one to be fitted and finally we had the boots. Amazingly, she was walking with one hand held the day after. I was so proud. The manufacturers call them Pedro walking boots, but I call them magic.