My 18-month-old baby is walking and standing on her toes only with some support. Please help.

Q. Is it normal for an 18-month-old baby to walk on their toes?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2023

Hi doctor,

My 18-month-old baby is not yet walking. She will walk on her toes and stand up only with some support; if no support is there, she will fall. She has thyroid by birth, and her computed tomography scan reports show brain formation is normal and fine. Please suggest any ayurvedic treatment for her. Please help.



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Toe walking with support or around the furniture and scissors gait are motor nervous disorders. It may occur accidentally during delivery. It is known as cerebral palsy. But you should have mentioned here delivery history. Sometimes it is a baby habit. If she has no issues while delivering, you should wait up to two years. It may subside after two years. I suggest you can give her Brahmi Vati (Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus)) one tablet, Bruhat Vatachintamani Rasa (Swarna Bhasma, Rajat bhasma, Moti, Abhrak bhasma) one tablet, Vacha churna (Vacha (Acorus calamus), Yashtyahva (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Saindhava (Rock salt)) one teaspoon. Crush both tablets and mix well with Vacha churna with honey; makes four divided doses and lick her two times morning and evening after meals for two days. Do the same for one month regularly and provide your feedback. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take medications with their consent.

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