Isaiah has no interest in standing or furniture walking or any sort of mode of personal travel that involves placing feet flat on the floor.
He was slow to sit up unassisted and does not crawl. If you leave him on his belly or back he will just stay there-not rolling over or trying to sit up- as if he isnt aware he can change his circumstances.
At his 12 month appt his pediatrican put in a physical therapy evaluation referral. She had some mild concerns at his 9 month appt and so the referral didn't come as a suprise.
He just doesnt have the innate desire to stand that humans and many animals are born with. He can scoot around, but balancing on his knees is something that frustrates him heavily and moving his hands forward to get ahead eludes him.
So here we are at almost 14 months attending baby physcial therapy appts twice a week.
If you are curious, baby physical therapy is a wonderful fun thing.
(Except for when we try and make him crawl. Or stand. Well, its a wonderful fun environment at least)
We are in a room with lots of gymanstics mats and cubes and stairs and other climbing type items. There are lots of toys as well. The goal is to get Isaiah interested in something on a higher level than he can reach from sitting on his bottom. Slowly the therapist will work him into a kneeling position (which is not normal to him) and I continue to distract him with a toy activity. Then we try and casually keep him in that position for as long as he will allow. We do the same with standing against a play table.
I am cofident that he will be walking by age 5.