- Isaak's feet still are really bowed. If I cross his legs you can tell how he was positioned while inside me.
- I did some reading about this subject last night. My family seems worried about the fact that he is still really bow footed. He has grown out of being bow legged.
- His pediatrician said that he is not worried about him, but I'll ask about it again when I go back. He said that kids grow out of being bow legged/footed by the time they are 4 years old.
- I found some information on Ask Dr Sears website in regards to this topic.
In the first two years nearly all babies toe in. This is due to these conditions:
- The normal bowing of the legs leftover from the fetal position in the womb.
- Normal flatfeet. Babies seldom develop much of an arch until the age of three years. To compensate, babies turn their feet inward while walking, in effect to make an arch and better distribute their weight. The normal developmental timetable for feet and legs is as follows:
- Bowed legs from birth to three years.
- Toeing in from eighteen months to two to three years.
Encouraging correct sleeping and sitting positions can lesson the deformity.
- The saying "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree" certainly applies to baby's legs. Discourage your child from sleeping in the fetal position. If baby persists in sleeping in this position, try sewing the pajama legs together.
- Try to keep your toddler from tucking his feet beneath him while sitting; this aggravates internal tibial torsion.
- To lessen internal femoral torsion, discourage your child from sitting in the W-position but encourage sitting cross-legged or sitting with his feet straight out.