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Who to talk to if you're worried about how your child walks.

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Lostinaseaofbubbles Thu 25-May-17 09:11:25

My DS2 is nearly 2. He's been walking about 4 months, but he doesn't walk like most people. He staggers on the insides of his feet. He does well and gets about. But he permanently has blisters on the arches of his feet.

I thought buying him good supportive shoes might help, but it doesn't seem to have. DS1 (4) and DS3 (DS2's twin) both walk fine and I was hoping DS2 might copy but he hasnt.

Is it a GP thing? He isn't ill, he just walks a bit oddly.

Veryhungrycaterpillar84 Thu 25-May-17 09:19:28

Health care professional here, yes take him to see your GP if you are concerned. It would be handy for you to record a video of him walking on your phone as inevitably when in GP surgery he will be too shy to walk about and demonstrate your concerns. Good luck. smile

corythatwas Thu 25-May-17 09:26:59

I'd definitely get him checked out: sounds like it might be flat feet/hypermobility.

Lostinaseaofbubbles Thu 25-May-17 09:36:15

Oh no, don't mention hypermobility. I walk fine but am under investigation with suspected EDS

corythatwas Thu 25-May-17 09:47:13

Well, if it is, it doesn't have to be a disaster. Dd did have a lot of trouble with EDS, but ds who was a lot more hypermobile is a strapping young lad who spends his evenings at the gym. But early intervention is probably good.

user1464795209 Thu 25-May-17 19:30:52

Hi everyone
So this post is about my son and his behaviour . He is 4 and half and to be honest his behaviour has me worried . I think it probably goes beyond normal for this age . It's really getting me down as I wish I knew exactly what i would take to get him to just be more reasonable and happy . He still has major temper tantrums all
The time over almost everything and his behaviour has become extremely defiant . He will not think twice about screaming horrible things at me for something as simple as me asking if he wants lunch 'no go away right now !' .. he seems to enjoy winding others up children or adults and constantly teases his little sister to the point where I can't leave them in a room together alone as I can almost guarantee she will
End up crying from being hurt or annoyed by him. Nursery say they also see this behaviour regularly and that he doesn't seem to be bothered about any kind of discipline .
He is very moody and generally makes every day a major battle . I love him to bits but he's being such hard work that I don't know how to deal with the behaviour anymore . I've done ignoring I've done time out/ time in, I've done soeodninf time alone wth him when lo naps etc etc nothing changes his defiant and moody attitude sad
He refuses to say hello to almost anyone that says hi to him and will growl at people
For no reason at all ... have I gone wrong somewhere?
It's got to the point now where I don't go and meet mum friends as I get embarrassed at the way he speaks to me and others . He doesn't seem to understand consequences at all .

Any advice ? Thanks x. X

user1464795209 Thu 25-May-17 19:33:03

Sorry guys I thought I was posting a new thread not a reply to a post sorry sad

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