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My DD's started walking at 9 moths and they both had bandy legs which straightened themselves out at around 2. I remeber once DD2 was about 15 months old and wlaking along our street and an old lady told me that I shouldn't let her walk as it would ruin her legs!
Don't worry. Lets her stand all she wants (but don't force it). Bandy legs (aka genu varus) common in little kids, will straighten as g43 says. btw all babies have flat feet, increased surface area is easier to stand on.
My niece walked like John Wayne for some time. My mum went nuts at my sister for not taking her to a Specialist, but then she also told us not to make our babies look up at us because their eyes will turn up
your dd may be bandy as a result of standing early, or she may not, but if she is, she will grow out of it!
Babies have pretty pliable bones at that age, and the majority of bandy babies have either a history of early walking, or are heavy when they start walking. If the bandiness is due to these reasons (and not to rickets, for example), they will all grow out of it.
Gosh, people do come out with such rubbish!!! In terms of your child's development, the best rule of thumb in all areas is, if she wants to do it, then let her - you have to go with your babies own developmental needs and not necessarily follow what the 'average' baby of a similar age is doing. In answer to those other mums, I'd just respond matter of factly by saying that your dd is very advanced developmentally and you've been advised that it would be detrimental to not encourage this!
My ds1 did this, wanted to stand virtually from birth, he bypassed crawling altogether and cruised around the furniture from 6m till 11 months when one day he let go and walked across the room! Rubbish that she will end up with bandy legs.
She will be an early walker and thats fantastic if you want another baby - no double buggy required!
What is this not looking up thing? I thought I'd heard every thing but its a new one on me!
When she changed my babies nappies I once stood at the head end and looked over making those baby talk noises you make when they're little and baby looked up - she went nuts telling me I'll do permanent damage to their eyes . As Littlelapin said...loon.
If anyone needs a Specialist I will post her number so you can put your minds at rest
he he thread made me laugh for what its worth I have bandy legs and couldn't be arsed to walk till I was 15 mo... not massively bandy but knees def don't meet, never been a problem unless I wanted to stop a cat going thro a door way with my legs
mums are great aren't they don't worry we'll be just like that when our lo's have children my mum seems to have completely forgotten the horrors of children - we slept tho from birth, in bed by 7pm up at 7am and she was desperate to sleep my ds on his front because he'd choke in his sleep... altho she does remind us that pregnancy ruined her figure
Just a little update, I saw my HV today and she said it's fine as long as I'm not forcing her and the weight isn't too much. She said the whole bandy leg thing is an old wives tale, am looking forward to telling those interfeering mums that thy're old wifies