Getting my baby to stand on full legs and not just toes.

Ofri - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My Baby girl will be 1 year old in 2 weeks.

For the last 2 months she has been standing on her toes while holding the furniture and walking while holding us but also on her toes. Is this normal?

What can I do to get her off her toes and standing on full legs? Or should I just give her the time to do it by herself naturally?

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just give it time. my son did that when he first started walking and then stopped and is now doing it again. it doesn't seem to hurt them so i wouldn't worry about it

Dorothy - posted on 12/23/2010

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My little one does the same, she walks flat feet as well as tippy toes.. Even when were outside she would walk on her toes -so much that there would be a mark on the bridge of her foot when we take the shoes off. I tought its because her shoes are too tight, took her to get measured and they said it happens to a lot of kids - her shoes are fine :) My little one is 2yrs and 4months and still does it. :)

Tracy - posted on 10/16/2009

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lol alot of them do that it is soo cute!!! don't worry about it, eventually she will use her whole foot. is she barefoot, have socks and/or shoes on??? some kids don't like the feel of the floor at first. mine did the toe thing but also walked flat. you could try and stand in front of her on your toes and then bring your foot down flat, and make a funny sound to get her attention and to get her to copy. but really she will start walking flat soon!! enjoy the cuteness of the toe walking!!!!

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