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Are all kids always this clumsy? *EDIT*

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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Is clumsiness just a normal kid thing? Something they eventually grow out of? How much would you consider a bit too clumsy?

I'm just curious. Kyra is sooo  clumsy. She'll walk across the room and trip over nothing. She's fell down the porch steps twice in a months time (6 steps), just fell, didn't trip on anything, and half rolled down the steps. Yesterday she just fell out of her chair and bruised her hip on the floor. She wasn't playing or acting wild, just sitting there sharing a chair with her cousin. She drops things all the time, bumps into things, will dance around and end up face planting the floor.

When does a kid usually grow out of this? She's just turned 6 by the way.


*EDIT*

Just to clarify, I'm not worried or anything like that. I am just wondering about other clumsy kids  :-)  Sorry for the confusion!!!

by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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okhsmom
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Clumsiness is fine so long as it doesn't indicate balance issues. I wouldn't worry.

Kiwismommy19
by Diamond Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

When does it indicate a balance issue?

Quoting okhsmom:

Clumsiness is fine so long as it doesn't indicate balance issues. I wouldn't worry.


Autumn19
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

it must be genetic because im still waiting to grow out of it myself lol....I tend to fall up the stairs....

kerijeanbean
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM

That is a lot of tripping and falling.  I would talk to your doctor about it.  They can do a quick check and tell you if she is just extra clumsy or if there may be something else going on.  Always better to play it safe.  

okhsmom
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:50 AM


Quoting Kiwismommy19:

When does it indicate a balance issue?

Quoting okhsmom:

Clumsiness is fine so long as it doesn't indicate balance issues. I wouldn't worry.



Kids with very mild cerebral palsy often just present as clumsy.  You've never mentioned anything here that would be a red flag. Gross motor games that focus on body parts are great ways to master the body.  Twister, three legged races, obstacle courses, follow the leader, etc. are fun games to boost this.

Kiwismommy19
by Diamond Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

We do a lot of those and she actually does pretty well in them  :-)  I think it's just her day to day that she's just trying to see how many bruises she can get in a day!

Quoting okhsmom:


Quoting Kiwismommy19:

When does it indicate a balance issue?

Quoting okhsmom:

Clumsiness is fine so long as it doesn't indicate balance issues. I wouldn't worry.



Kids with very mild cerebral palsy often just present as clumsy.  You've never mentioned anything here that would be a red flag. Gross motor games that focus on body parts are great ways to master the body.  Twister, three legged races, obstacle courses, follow the leader, etc. are fun games to boost this.


CuriousLilMama
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM

my oldest is very clumsy she trips falls and what not all the time! She just doesn't  pay attention. She is 5 and i have to remind her constantly to watch what she is doing. 

And my 3 year old is nowhere near clumsy, she runs jumps and dances everywhere and rarely falls. 

But my MIL says my DH was the most accident prone child in the world! 

good luck with her!

Mamamanic
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM

 It be a normal thing with sharing a chair, my Seven yr old falls a lot when dancing and things ecause she gets her legs twisted up. If she is falling from nothing, it could be several things possibly. Ask her pedi about it. I took my dd to a foot specialist a 2 and they said to wait till she was 3 and see if she walks normally then. Could be feet, eyes, inner ear issue. All these things can effect balance. I'm sure her eyes have been tested at school. Maybe try a more supportive shoe and see if it helps. They told me to get dd hy-tops and check to make sure they had a supportive arch inside. It is really hard to find good shoes for kids.

Kiwismommy19
by Diamond Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Haha! Thanks, I need all the luck I can get! I'm a bit on the clumsy side myself but I think she's trying to take the title "Most Clumsy" from me!  When we walk, I'm always having to tell her "nose and toes!"

Quoting CuriousLilMama:

my oldest is very clumsy she trips falls and what not all the time! She just doesn't  pay attention. She is 5 and i have to remind her constantly to watch what she is doing. 

And my 3 year old is nowhere near clumsy, she runs jumps and dances everywhere and rarely falls. 

But my MIL says my DH was the most accident prone child in the world! 

good luck with her!


mommommamommyyy
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 11:56 AM

 My 5 year old falls over herself all the time!

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