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DD has mastered crawling and is now attempting to pull herself up but because she tried on her tip toes, she loses her balance.
She has never put her feet flat - we try to encourage her to but she wants to always stand on tip toes!
We have tried with shoes on too but she still finds a way to get on her toes.
Has anyone else had this? What did you do to encourage bubs to put the feet flat??
I was told to be careful of this as too much time in a walker or jolly jumper can cause babies to stand on their tippy toes & for extended periods makes it worse so can cause problems with children into ages 4 & 5yrs.
That being said they all go through standing on their toes trying to work out how it all works etc. I know my bubs did for sometime & has finally realised his feet have to be flat ! If only now he realised he must turn & use his feet rather than leading with his head LOL ! :rolleyes: We get a nice shock when we fall over thats for sure !
So for him its something that settled when he started working out how to stand properly etc so i wouldnt stress with your bubs as she is probably also trying to work out what to do etc.
That being said also keep an eye on her because if it does seem to be a problem that she cant put her heels down it may be due to her achilles tendon.
A friend of mine her little girl had to have physiotherapy to stretch hers & get it to "normal".
Good luck im sure all will be fine & you will be wondering what you were worried about in either a few days or weeks to which you will be more worried about all the things she is getting into LOL :D
coby was on tippytoes for a month or so when he started standing up but now has started to use flat feet... but occassionally uses tip toes...
jolly jumpers and walkers can be to blame for the tip-toes... i know a baby who ran on his tip-toes and is now in splints and casts to make him flat footed :eek:
i think if in a month or so and bub is still on tip-toes go to the doctor to check but it should be ok...
but once they start walking and are still on tip-toes thats when i think its time to worry...
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