Lisa - posted on 09/11/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My sweet little girl is now 20 months old and was walking at about 17-18 months. We began to notice this weekend that when she's walking, her ankles turn out quite a bit and more pressure seems to be on the insides of her feet, making her arches extremely flat if even existent at all! She doesn't seem to be bothered by it and loves to walk now, but she falls often....making me wonder if that's linked to this weird issue! My hubby jokingly calls her "FrankenToots"! When my parents commented about this, it made me a bit nervous. They talked about the possibility of corrective shoes or even leg braces! I read a link that assured me that most toddlers begin this way and may eventually grow out of it. I'll feel better though when her pediatrician gives me a final conclusion I'm sure. In the meantime, I wondered if any one else had this issue and what you did to deal with this problem. Maybe someone knows of a link or a good store to check shoes that can help my daughter walk a little better. Thoughts?