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Is ir normal for baby to lock knees when practicing standing?

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thekitchenrose Sun 28-Aug-11 17:13:27

my 8 month dd locks her knees when standing up. She can stand for a while, being held, but her legs feel really stiff. IS this normal? dos this mean she's not very strong

JustLea Sun 28-Aug-11 19:42:26

Its nothin to worry about smile My Son did exactly the same before he got the courage to take a step. He could stand for quite a while but hadnt quite worked out how to bend his knees to sit back down or to take a step so he did the same but his 11 months old now and walks along with his Push-Along walker and is up and down all day smile

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Iggly Mon 29-Aug-11 13:38:49

Yep! Their legs sometimes wobble loads too which is cute. Once the muscles strengthen, they don't need to lock knees.

thekitchenrose Mon 29-Aug-11 13:47:50

Thanks - what's the best way to strengthen his leg muscles? He's not crawling yet.

Iggly Mon 29-Aug-11 14:21:25

Practicising standing up and cruising. So let him get on with it and he'll get there in his own time.

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