does holding your baby on your hip cause them to be bo-legged?>??

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Jessica - posted on 11/27/2009

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no, but letting a baby stand and put all of his/her body weight on their legs can (only because their bones are really soft when they are tiny babies...(before they are 4-5 months))

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Zaynab - posted on 11/15/2012

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i believe it does causes tht but only if u r holding him/her like tht almost all the time also i believe tht carrying the baby in 1's bk like most of african women do will cause tht bcuz u r keeping the babies legs apart 4 long period of times n do it everyday. jst like ppl who create them big whole on their ear lobe everyday the push da stick thing thru everyday a lil deeper so tht da whole can become larger

Tanya - posted on 11/29/2009

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pmfsl hehehe nah it doesn't send them bo-legged but i tell u what... from carrying both my kids on my hips when they were bubs i think it's made me slightly bo-legged lmao!

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Quoting Tam:

No it does not, but holding them like that all the time will slow down crawling and walking.. It will also make a very spoiled baby who always wants to be held..


I guess I've really never understood how holding a baby a lot spoils them.

Heather - posted on 11/29/2009

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thankss soooo much for answers.. i was told that by someone who claims to know it all... (she has 6 kids!!) ..my mother in law...

Tam - posted on 11/29/2009

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No it does not, but holding them like that all the time will slow down crawling and walking.. It will also make a very spoiled baby who always wants to be held..

Hannah - posted on 11/27/2009

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wtf? No way. no no there is nothing that you can physically do or allow them to do that will give them "bolegs" ...you can not give it to them. My babies great gramma told me that letting her stand would make her bowlegged... Its just old wives tales.

Julia - posted on 11/27/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

no, but letting a baby stand and put all of his/her body weight on their legs can (only because their bones are really soft when they are tiny babies...(before they are 4-5 months))



thats not true, not only have i asked a doctor about it

Julia - posted on 11/27/2009

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no it doesnt and if you hear that having your child walk befor theyre ready it too will make them bo legged, also not true!!

Brandy - posted on 11/27/2009

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No. lol. Sounds like a wives tale to me. The reason some babies are bow-legged is because of the way they are laying in the womb. Some babies curl up and wrap their legs around their bottom when the bones are still soft so they end up kinda curved for a little while. If your baby wasn't born bow-legged, she's not going to get that way by you holding her on your hip.

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