Can a baby walk with hypotonia?

Hypotonia means "muscle tone weakness". Many babies born with hypotonia seem like a ragdoll since they can't hold their heads or bodies steady. This can be a symptom of a nervous system disorder or genetic or muscular disorder (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy being examples). This is not the same as just weak muscles, it is in response to stimulus and the muscles contract very slowly or not enough. Usually discovered within the first few months of life, the problem requires immediate diagnosis and observation. The underlying cause really dictates how much Doctor's think the baby will be walking. However, I believe in Love and Hope and a generous God who listens to prayer.