BABY'S FIRST STEPS – WHAT SHOULD WE PAY ATTENTION TO? Part II
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BABY'S FIRST STEPS – WHAT SHOULD WE PAY ATTENTION TO? Part II


It is very important to observe the child and react sensibly just at the time needed so as to give the child a chance for independent development. Nonetheless, you can support your toddler in learning to walk by taking him for walks, letting him make steps on his own; organising games that motivate movement. When you should feel worried


1. Feet pointed inwards - a characteristic feature when learning to walk, however, here are some conditions to consider. The first is that the pointing of feet inwards should only be slight, whereas the second is that this behaviour should pass after a few months. If, after this time, the child continues to point his feet inside, you should seek an orthopedic consultation.

2. The feet are pointed outwards - duck walking is common in toddlers, and even necessary. The toddler places his feet outward to help maintain the balance.

3. Toe-walking - occurs in many children and is also normal when learning to walk. It supports learning to maintain balance, properly developing muscle tone and concentration. It should be monitored whether this habit continues after the age of three, and if so, it should be consulted with a pediatrician.

4. Crooked legs - in other words, arched legs (with a gap between the knees) are common in most children who start walking. If your child has a varied diet with adequate vitamin D intake, this tendency may be natural and the knees should straighten by the time of turning two.

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