DOES YOUR BABY HAVE WALKING PROBLEMS????

Kasey - posted on 06/29/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My baby started daycare again and the within the first 5 minutes her daycare teacher said was "what is wrong with her legs, shes walking like shes in pain, or limping."
I felt like they had already gossiped about it from when my baby was in the infant room. I will admit though that my daughter is like severly bowlegged and does not have good balance. She falls alot and doesn't walk as good as the other kids in her room. But everybody I ask says that she just a toddler, and is still learning her leg muscles. (EXCEPT DAYCARE)
My baby runs, walks, and climbs on everything. She just doesnt have alot of balance. Tomorrow I'm taking her to the doctor for it.

Does anybody else baby have a limp, or walk a little slower than other kids???

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Isabella - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son started walking at 8months but a friend of my told me he was bow legged when he was first born...i didnt see it...when he started to walk i saw it but thought he'd grow out of it and that his legs would straighten.
they did straighten a little bit but it is still noticeable...yes..especially when he walks..he always trips when he tries to run but i know there are things you can do to get them straight....because they are young and their bodies can be moulded.
i have also have thought to take him to the doctor. seeing this post makes me really want to now..thank you :D

Greer - posted on 07/02/2010

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please get a second third or forth oppinion sometime it's mum that notices somethings not right but for a childcare worker to pick something up i feel would have the same instinct. my friends daughter now 8 was diagnosed with scoliocis" no idea of spelling i beleive it was a sports physio that finally picked it up at the childrens hospital

Amy - posted on 07/02/2010

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A lot of babies don't even start walking untill 18 months. Some people who's babies started walking at 8/9 months struggle to see that it's normal development for that child. Dominic walked on his own for the first time mid june - a couple of steps. He's done it 3/4 times since but mostly wants to walk round holding my hand or pushing a toy. He's just scared to go off on his own. Thats fine. It's perfectly normal.

I started learning to drive recently and in my first lesson felt like 'Agh why did you let me behind the wheel?!' I'm guessing thats similar to the feeling some babies get when they learn to walk. Some go 'woo i can drive' and others go 'oh hekck you're kidding me? I can't do this'

Hope it all went well with the dr. I'm sure she'll be fine.

Kasey - posted on 06/30/2010

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Eveylyn I hope everything goes good with your daughter, and the therapy goes well. That has to be hard to being through that with such a young child!!
I talked to the doctor, and he said it was fine. He just wants me to keep a closer eye on her, and stop listening to the daycare. Thank you ladies for the feedback!!

Evelyn - posted on 06/30/2010

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Hiya Kasey, I kinda have a similar problem. My little girl caitlin will be 17 months old on the 1st and she will not and can't walk on her own yet she is still very wobbly. The thing is Caitlin was born with a slight left positional talipe wich is where her left foot would stick out a little bit. It wasn't of concern then as we were told to massage it out gently but i had been noticing when she is walking holding one hand (thats all she can do) it has been sticking out more than the other still. I asked the doctor to check it when she was getting her MMR at 13 months and he said "It's Fine" I contacted my Health Visitor and she came to check her out, she checked Caitlins hips 1st and said they lo9oked normal for her age they are still a little different with an older childs as their is something to do with what i called nappy hips. Also the health visitor checked to make sure she wasn't sore in any way when she sat down yet another thing of checking the hips. Her hips turned out to be fine, the health visitor agreed it was defnitly her foot i took Caitlin to the doctor and the doctor checked her out (go for a female doctor my health visitor told me to they have a bit more concern for kids) The doctor thinks it might be both feet as the other one goes in an abnormal way too but not the same as the left, but she said thinks as she is not sure if maybe the right foot is trying to compensate for the left. She is doing research to what is best and once she knows Caitlin will be going for Phisyiotherapy or to Orthpedics at the hospital so she is getting it referred.

I guess the reason i have explained all this is because i had it thinking their was something different and it was part of the reason she wouldn't walk. People always says in their own time which is true but my daughter is desperatly wanting to but she just cant! If you think there is something wrong with her then you do what you can but dont listen to other people they are not doctors every child is different!

I'm not sure if this will help but this is the 1st time i have sat and wrote this out explained it properly.

Danielle - posted on 06/29/2010

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My daugher is 16 months and will not walk on her own. If we hold her hand she will walk/run like crazy. She knows how to walk alone but she just refuses too. She has been to the doctor and had xrays but everything has come back fine. Every child developes at their own rate. It doesnt hurt to get them checked jsut to make sure, but dont let you daycare tell you something is wrong with your baby. They are a daycare not a doctor. Hope all goes well with your baby.

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