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my DD is 13 months and cant stand, she also has "bendy legs". We have been told she has slightly low muscle tone, which we have been told she should grow out of, since she is improving all the time. She sees the physio only every 2 months, they are just keeping an eye on her to make sure she is progressing.
She just started to crawl very recently too. There are lots of exercises which the physio can give you to help. It's a really good sign that your DD is crawling and developing all the time.
My DD CAN stand, we have discovered, she is just not interested in doing so. We are hopeful she will stand in her own time.
Although my dd had/has nothing wrong with her she refused to weight bear until around 15/16 months and even then it was soley on her terms, she also didn't crawl until 11 months and was late rolling (not sure she ever did it really!!)
I hope your appointment comes through soon and you get an accurate diagnosis quickly x
The paediatrician we saw seemed absolutely unconcerned about my DD, and hasn't run any tests or anything. It will be helpful to see the physio - they will assess her movements and make sure they are normal (my DDs are) and if so you can relax and just wait for her to develop in her own good time.
When DD saw a registrar about an unrelated issue last week, I asked her opinion, she was very concerned about this and has requested a copy of the physios report. She was also going to talk to the consultant about possibly refering her direct to orthopaedics.
It's the joints opping out that really worries me, it feels and sounds horrible and sometimes her legs are at angles where you would think they are broken.
My brother was 22 months old when he started walking. As a baby he never did that stretching thing and bouncing and so on either. He was a very placid baby...but he has grown into a strong man with no problems.
DD wants to get up, she pulls on things and has a lot of upper body strength, she gets as far as kneeling and they cries with frustration because her lower legs just wont play ball. If you hold her, she will put her feet down but her kness bend out at funny angles and her feet roll out sideways so her weight is in her ankle bone which touches the floor. There is no way we can let go of her, she'd just collapse.
Yep, her arms are fine. She lifted her head early as a baby, she was only a couple of weeks old and she could hold her head, her upper body is really strong and her co-ordination and fine motor skills are great. She can hold a pen and draw lines and squiggles. Definately nothing wrong there. It's just those leggies.
Tried a walker, she curls her legs up so they don't touch the ground most of the time, when she does put them down her weight is on her ankle bones because her feet roll out. She has never managed to move in a walker.
Just a thought though, if it is this hypermobility, would it not affect her whole body or can you just have it in your legs? Is there a really informative website where I could get more info, can't seem to find much.
DD has another issue, her bowel problems were the first to be noticed, the next were her eyes, she is having muscle strength tests on those on December 13th because they go the wrong way, I am starting to wonder if all these things are linked?
Hi fiofio, thanks for all the info, yes dd has a squint, she is seeing the physio on 11th Dec and has an eye apmt on 13th December, she will have the muscles around her eyes tested and we have been told the apmt could take 4 hours! Not looking forward to that one. Do you know if her bowel problems could also be linked? She has been constipated since birth. She is currently on Movolat for that.