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Have you heard this before???

My dd is almost 8 mths and my FIL told me the other day "Dont let her stand like that it will make her bow legged"
I was like whhhaaattt??
Have you heard this?
I dont believe it! BUT it was just weird his sister said it too the same day lol (christmas)

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Asked by ErinML at 11:06 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no , anyway you stand wont make you bow legged.

    Answer by letstalk747 at 11:08 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Yeah I heard that before. But I never had it said to me.

    Answer by idaspida at 11:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • the only thing i've ever heard of with the possibility of giving the child bow-legs is leaving them in the type of jumper thats attached to the door frame

    Answer by macks_mommy at 11:11 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I heard walkers can do that.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 11:12 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • If your child is making the effort to "stand", let her. Just watch for her to get tired and then stop! Her legs will be fine. =)

    Answer by khedy at 11:41 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • My daughter's foot goes to the one side. Her pediatrician says that it's normal when learning to walk, as is bowlegs, and pigeon toes, and it's nothing to worry about. At least not, yet.

    Answer by Christina807 at 11:42 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Hadn't heard that one.

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:10 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • she's got to figure out what is comfortable and what is not comfortable so she can build the right muscles. Stride Right (Rite?) has shoes for early walkers. I was pigeon toed as a baby and had to have a cast on my leg to fix it... I think if she's not standing correctly, the pediatrician will tell you. You can always ask at your next appointment!

    Answer by alinker at 3:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • No! How else is she going to learn to walk??

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:52 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • ive heard it before bt if its true i dont know

    Answer by san78 at 5:59 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

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