I know this isn't research, but I didn't know where else to post.
So I have an 18 month old who is the result of IVF with PGD.
He walked around 10-11 months, and' he's pretty amazing developmentally on the verbal side - talks in sentences, knows colors, letters, etc. You would think I'm using flash cards or something, but he just picks it up.
My concern is that he isn't able to run yet at all. I didn't think much of it, but yesterday, we were with two other kids - 17 and 18 months old, and both of them were running around like crazy. I felt a pit in my stomach - I thought I was going to throw up watching him run with that waddle I'm sure we're all familiar with.
My question is this - are 18 month olds supposed to be able to run yet?
He can squat when he plays like Aidan was never able to, tries to go up stairs like Aidan didn't, so it's not like there's any other potential red flags.
But the run scares the crap out of me, and so does what everyone else is saying - all kids develop at different rates, etc, because that's exactly what they said when we had concerns about Aidan.
Can you guys help? Do you I have a reason to be worried?