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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: My 13 month old grandson has been walking for 3 months. He has a tendency to lurch more often than I remember any of my children/grandchildren have done. Do I need to worry about this?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is common in some children - do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi... it is common in some children. Your grandson has started walking at an appropriate age...and this tells me that his gross motor milestones are normal.

Very rarely children who have got measles might land n such a problem, but this is a very late manifestation..So do not worry about it.

If his other developmental activities are normal, you need not worry at all.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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