Bowlegged Baby?

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies!!! I just had a question to ask you ladies. My son will be 15 months in 4 days. I`ve noticed that he is bowlegged. His left leg curves really bad. He seems to trip and fall easily. Should I be concerend? Do any of you have bowlegged babies? Did they grow out of this? Thanks Amanda

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Tiffany - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter was very bow-legged. I took her to a specialist for evaluation, because I was concerned, but they said she would grow out of it. They also told us, they don't really treat bow legged children any more, unless it's a really severe case. My daughter did grow out of it, but it took a while!

Charlie - posted on 11/03/2009

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The appearance of bow legs is very common in most babies, infants and children. Fortunately, this should not be a cause for concern, as the condition is part of a normal growth pattern. By the time the child has reached three or four years of age, the bow legs should have disappeared.

If a you are worried about bow legs or knock-knees, you should keep a measuring chart. Keeping a record of the child’s height, weight and knee distance will be helpful. Measuring the distance between the knees over a period of time will give an idea of the child’s growth pattern.

Ashleigh - posted on 11/03/2009

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My son skipped crawling and just started walking at 9 months. His legs wern't ready for him to walk yet and his legs bowed out really bad. I was told to put his shoes on the wrong feet for a while and he soon grew out of being bow legged, but he got a lot of sores on his feet so I didn't do it very often.

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Anthea - posted on 02/25/2012

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My 5th child was very bow legged and pigeon toed. No idea how he walked at 9 months!!! He looked liked he had been riding a horse for days. He also kept tripping over his feet. I wasn't really concerned - I knew he'd straighten up as he got older. My mil told me to tie his legs together! Thank god dr's tell us different these days! His pigeon toed is slowly correcting itself too ( too think back in the day they used to put kids in corrective boots! ) he'll be fine my pediatric physio told ms they don't start to worry till the child is 4-5yrs old ( my 2nd child was v pigeon toed ) at 4 I took her and she did some stretching and teaching her not to sit on her knees with the legs splayed out behind her ( apparently not good ). Hope this helps :)

Amber - posted on 11/03/2009

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Babies do grow out of being bow legged, My oldest son who is 14 now had it real bad. I always said he looked like he had a big invisible ball between his legs. LOL

Jamie - posted on 11/03/2009

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Well my stepson has the same issue. Its not as bad as it use to be. If you put your baby in walkers/bouncers a lot then it will get worse. Try doing leg exorcises with him. Keep his leg straight while pushing it into his chest. If it gets worse/ you don't see it improving then you may want to talk to his doctor or get another opinion from a specialist about it. Good luck!

Amber - posted on 11/03/2009

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Babies do grow out of being bow legged, My oldest son who is 14 now had it real bad. I always said he looked like he had a big invisible ball between his legs. LOL

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