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Toddler losing balance

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TTTrouble Mon 19-Oct-09 20:07:40


My DS is 18mths old, he's been walking for 2 months and has been very steady on his feet, until last week.

He has started falling over alot, not just when walking (fast) but also if he's just stood, he tends to wobble backwards or sidewards.

I had his ears checked last week because he is full of cold but nothing to be found.

Please can someone help me because I'm quite worried.

luciemule Mon 19-Oct-09 22:26:07

Do you notice if his legs actually give way or is it that he just loses balance?

I would perhaps ask for another check (eyes and ears) and also for a check of his hips/legs. This isn't advice - just saying what I would do if were me.
The fact that your DS had been walking fine for 2 whole months, does imply that something isn't quite right.

I know older children can fall/trip over a lot when their feet are having a growth spurt but not sure if it would happen so obviously in a little one like your DS.

Horton Mon 19-Oct-09 22:28:03

Is he doing something else important at the moment, like learning lots of new words or learning to put words together or something? I found my DD went through a wobbly and clumsy phase when learning something that took up a lot of attention sometimes.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 19-Oct-09 22:28:55

Are his shoes too tight?

McDie79 Mon 19-Oct-09 22:47:55

Tell the doctors you want a scan to rule out anything neurological,and have his ears checked again,it may be nothing bu at at least it will put your mind at rest

TTTrouble Tue 20-Oct-09 06:56:25

Thanks for your replies.

His shoes are fine as they're new so all ok there. I have notice he's worse when wearing his slippers which look to curl his toes over so I took them off him but he still does it without them or with his shoes on.

He is learning new sounds and trying to copy when we speak yes and he's also teething.

I think I might get him checked over again though thanks.

izzybiz Tue 20-Oct-09 07:27:57

My niece had this at about the same age, turned out to most likely have been an inner ear infection.

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