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Are baby's bowed legs a concern?

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Nearly every baby has bowed legs at birth. This outward curve of the leg bones usually gets better on its own by age 2. Toddlers also sway from side to side rather than move forward, at first, which makes their bowed legs stand out even more. It shouldn't delay walking or affect your baby's ability to learn to walk.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common Childhood Orthopedic Conditions;" "Intoeing;" and "Flat Feet in Children."

Nemours Foundation: "Movement, Coordination, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old" and "Movement, Coordination, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old."

American Academy of Pediatrics : "Developmental Milestones;" "Assure the Best for Your Baby's Physical Development;" and "Hip Dysplasia."

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SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common Childhood Orthopedic Conditions;" "Intoeing;" and "Flat Feet in Children."

Nemours Foundation: "Movement, Coordination, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old" and "Movement, Coordination, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old."

American Academy of Pediatrics : "Developmental Milestones;" "Assure the Best for Your Baby's Physical Development;" and "Hip Dysplasia."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on ,

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