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'Standing' on tip toes

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MioNome Fri 31-Jul-15 16:24:43

DS2 is 8.5 and has started pulling himself up to standing in last few days. He'll also happily put weight on legs if your holding him on your lap etc. However he's on tippy toes and I've never seen him put his foot down flat. I heard that this just means they're not ready to stand/walk yet so I'm not concerned really but as he's doing it all himself I'd have assumed he was ready and therefore I'd see some flat footedness?

makeitpretty Fri 31-Jul-15 19:14:45

My ds did the same at that age, I used to sometimes place his feet flat if I saw he was standing on his tippy toes. He is 9.5 months now and stands flat on his feet himself. Hope that's reassuring for you!

BabyMum1 Sat 01-Aug-15 10:05:48

It could mean anything.. It could be a sensory issue, or could also be that the tendons at the back are a bit tight especially if he used to do jumberoo and that sort
If it persists I'd go to a Physio to have a look

StrugglingMum85 Sat 01-Aug-15 20:30:09

My DS was the same at that age, because he was born breech we had him checked out, just to put our minds at rest. All was fine and we were told by a paediatrician to buy him proper walking shoes, even though he wasn't anywhere near to walking yet, as they would encourage him to keep his feet flat. This has really helped and now at 16 months he is walking flat footed and rarely goes on is toes.

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