Balance/co-ordination/walking problems

Balance/co-ordination/walking problems

Facts

  • Babies and young children develop movement skills, also known as motor skills (e.g. sitting, walking, running), at different rates and it is normal to see a variation between children in the age at which they develop these skills.
  • A loss of previously-attained motor skills (motor regression) or a reduction in motor skills may be caused by a serious illness, including a brain tumour.
  • Some babies and young children with balance or movement problems may stop walking and revert to cruising or crawling; doctors describe this as a regression (loss of) motor skills.

Feeling Worried?

Are the symptoms exhibited persistent e.g. lasting more than 2 weeks?

ONE SYMPTOM

Arrange an appointment with your GP as soon as possible

TWO+ SYMPTOMS

Request an immediate consultant referral as soon as possible

If the symptoms or signs are sudden onset or severe, either take them to the emergency department or call 999.