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RCollinge Mon 14-Feb-05 13:39:16

Hi. Our daughter is now 14 weeks old and loves to stand. Her legs are very strong and she can support her own weight. We have bought her a door bouncer which she really enjoys.

However, a friend on mine has told us that it can be quite damaging to a baby's legs and can cause them to develop bow legs if too much pressure is put on them too early.

Is this true? When is too early?

Chuffed Mon 14-Feb-05 14:03:49

We had our dd in a bouncy chair in the door at about this age (3mth). We set it up so that there wasn't too much weight running through her legs but she was upright and able to see what was going on. She has been walking since 10mth and no bow legs but my parents and parents in law kept saying the same thing to us about having weight go through her legs.

Twiglett Mon 14-Feb-05 14:05:39

if its too early they'll shriek

they won't stand if they're not ready to .. she'll just lift her legs and sit on her bottom

however that said, I wouldn't leave her in a door bouncer for long

californiagirl Mon 14-Feb-05 16:52:26

My pediatrician said you should let them stand up as much as they want, it won't give them bow legs. Being scrunched up in the womb when their legs are still forming gives them bow legs, which straighten naturally as they get bigger in most children.

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