my daughter is bull legged but the doc says its normal....any advice?

Mistie - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 14 months and is bull legged and pigeon toed is there anything i can do?

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Holly - posted on 05/17/2012

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My almost 3 year old was very bow legged and pigeon toed. When she learned to walk, she looked like an ape because of it. I too was really concerned as none of my others were like that however, today she walks and runs almost completely normal. She is still a little pigeon toed but that too seems to be correcting itself.

Lexi - posted on 10/29/2011

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My doctor said it was normal too. My son is a little over two now and his legs and feet look pretty much straight.

Amber - posted on 12/02/2009

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My son is bowlegged and a bit pigeon toed too. He is 2 1/2 now. They sent him to the foot doc. and he said most kids will straighten out on their own by age 7. His one foot still turns in but definatley has gotten better than it was. His doc said they usually do not put braces on their legs anymore cause they found it doesn't really do much good. I hope this helps. :)

Laura - posted on 12/02/2009

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I saw something on the television show called the Dr.s and they had a doctor on there that was talking about babies being bowlegged. The website is http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/show_ar...

then go to archive and then go to "Is there a Fix". This is the one that talks about bowlegged children

Nathalie - posted on 12/02/2009

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Little kids are usually bow legged for a little longer than 14 months. It takes their little legs a while to straighten up after being cooped up for 9 months in your tummy. I would not worry about that so much for now. About being pigeon toed, I would say it depends how much. I was worried about my daughter but time took care of it. She is now 2 1/2 and it was very slight. But if it is very noticeable, I would probably get a second opinion.

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