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Bow legged 15 month old 00000 California 2961 posts
11th May '10

So... I know they say not to worry till the child is 2 or 3but im worried, my son started to walk at 9 months and is fairly bow legged, I asked the pedi about it, because to me it looks like he semi walks on the side of one of his feet and she kinda brushed it off and was "oh it can look like that" and didn't say much else. Any else have a bow legged child or one that grew out of it?

Lynn-mom2threegirls 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 55872 posts
11th May '10

most children are bowlegged when they are young



if your pediatrician told you not to worry at this point, and you trust your pedi, I wouldn't owrry about it



Both of my older girls "looked" bowlegged but it's just a stage of development in kids.

00000 California 2961 posts
11th May '10

How long did they "look" bow legged for? My son doesn't look bow legged he IS and it's not getting any better, I just wondered if over time people see an improvement at this age bc it's been that way since he started walking at 9 months. It's not HUGE concern more of a curiosity bc most babies I see walk don't walk like my son.

Mya's Momma [+twins] 1 child; California 7539 posts
11th May '10
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Doodlebuggy 3 kids; Franklin, New Hampshire 14925 posts
11th May '10

My 14 month old is very bow legged we are going to talk to her doc about it at her 18 month apt. mostly because a form of dwarfism runs in our family. One of the early symptoms is being bow legged

Melaine ® 5 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13831 posts
11th May '10

I'm too lazy to upload pics, but my youngest started pulling up at 7 months and cruising and was walking at 9 months. She was bow legged every since. She is almost 20 months and I have noticed a HUGE difference, it's much much better.

Leisha+2 18 kids; Ipswich, Australia 1700 posts
11th May '10

My daughter is 15 months old aswell and is very bow legged. Everyone keeps telling me she will grow out of it but it does worry me quite a bit.

Angelaah 1 child; Australia 395 posts
11th May '10

is he getting enough vitamin D? i've heard that rickets can cause bowed legs in toddlers.

00000 California 2961 posts
11th May '10

He drinks lots of whole milk, so im assuming he gets enough.

Lynn-mom2threegirls 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 55872 posts
11th May '10

Almost all kids look bow legged, you don't know that he is bow legged this early. My oldest look bowed legged until almost two years old until she grew out of it. My oldest grew out of it around 18-20 months

Angelaah 1 child; Australia 395 posts
11th May '10
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00000 California 2961 posts
12th May '10

Its all good :D He gets lots of sunlight. His fathers father was bow legged, not sure if that plays a role, guess it's something I have to wait out :x

SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
13th May '10

Jude is also very bow legged. It runs in our family. His father, my brother, my father, my uncle and grandfather.