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    Default Standing with feet at 3 and 9 oclock

    Eliza is pulling herself up on everything at the moment ergh the joys of being 10 months. She has always had feet that she curls her toes under, a genetic trait that her father does too as well as his whole family.



    For a few months she hated putting her feet down she has now taken to standing like a ballerina with her heels facing in and toes outwards. She can manouver herself around quite well but it looks unusual. After watching other babes I notice they don't have this problem.

    Should I be concerned or can this correct itself with time!
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    Bec

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    When I read the title I thought - OMG, how does she know the time?? But now I get you mean that her toes POINT to 3 and 9 oclock. PMSL.

    Well you know what I think. That you are stressing, and it will correct itself with time, but thats just my 10c. I would probably get a medical opionion if thats what you want so you can pay for years and years of specialist shoes

    Jenna still stands on her tippy toes a bit, but this has got better. Sort of like a ballerina enpoint? (You can tell I was musical, not dancing orientated....) I dont think any child with her thighs will become a dancer though.

    Hope someone else can give you some more constructive answers.

    Fi

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    Bec - I was the exact opposite as your daughter....I had turned in feet. I think Fi had a good suggestion - if you are concerned, talk to your GP but at her age I doubt they'll be concerned unless the problem lies in her hips?

    My little girl has really straight feet...I'm hoping they turn-out more as she gets older so she finds irish dancing classes a little easier than I have! *L*

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    Yes Fi...Eliza is a child genius..lol
    I had to ring the paed to re-arrange an apointment whilst on the phone to his receptionist I asked her, lol her years of peadatric training anyway she asked the doctor and he is certain that it is nothing and alot of kids do this as they arnt ready to walk but inquistive to get moving.
    I am happy that she wont need specialist surgical shoes, and can stop people that ask me if it is normal
    Bec
    * Jennas thighs are delightful, dimpley and cute.

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    Yep I know plenty of kids that did this, in fact I was a tippy toe walker well into my childhood. I can still walk on the very tips of my toes (strange I know). But getting back to how Eliza walks, my gf's daughter did this for a long time, and she actually got told by a silly person that she was going to get back problems and bowed legs and blah blah blah, she was stressed to the max. Well her daughter now walks on two flat feet and she's fine. So try not to stress about it its one of the cute little quirks they only have for a short while

    *hugs*
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    And such a cute quirk it is too.

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    Hi Bec

    i dont think that this is a problem. She may just feel more comfortable with her feet in that position.

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    Bec - Jacob does this as well when he's standing himself against a table but if he is standing while he is being held he doesn't.

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    I wouldn't stress Bec,
    you know the most stable shape is a triangle, and with her feet in this position she probably feels most stable.

    Violet holds her feet like it a bit too, and her toes curled under. I think once she starts walking and it is a pronounced action, maybe see a podiatrist (before 2yo as the bones are still soft enough to fix). If it is something that continues it may be something thay can fix with time.

    Tanya

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