My son is 18mo (Leland) and he doesn't walk. We can't even get him to try without massive tricking and even then he takes 1 step and sits. He'll cruise, crawl, everything fine, but he won't walk. Totally disinterested. We've tried baiting him, setting him up with a push toy, holding his hands... Nothing. Nada. He realizes what we're doing, screams, and sits, refusing to even try.
On top of that, he will only say dada, sometimes ba, ma, and a few other sounds, but honestly, his 18 mo birthday is in two days, I am completely freaking out, and can't sleep because of it.
He's small for his age, very lean, and I've noticed he has longish legs comparitively, but - GAH - I can't stop freaking out.
DH's Gma has a masters in child development and she says to get him to a specialist, which has only contributed to me freaking out.
Tips? Advice? Assurance so I don't have a meltdown?
ETA: He was very, very sick this week, lost weight and slept all the time... He doesn't want anything to do with it definitely now, we tried to take his hands and he immediately dropped and refused to stand. So of course, that doesn't help either but I am sure that he'll get back to letting us once he feels better and stronger from being sick.
Thank you all very much.