Jump to content

feet roll inwards

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 creativemummy

Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:36 PM

has anyone else noticed if their kids feet roll inwards, when they first start to pull themselves up to standing position? as our little boy does 11months.. not sure if this is normal?

#2 angelinaballerina

Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:39 PM


My little boy is 13mths and his feet do the same thing. I go to physio and they have said it is pretty common. It is the start of having flat feet. They advised me to get him wearing firm shoes that have an arch in them and to get him using his feet more. They also said they usually grow out of it by the time they are two years old and walking properly.

If they dont grow out of it, they usually just put orthodics on their shoes.

Not really anything to worry about  original.gif

#3 creativemummy

Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:40 PM

Hi thanks for replying my post..

yeah, thought it might be common thing.. bit worried that our child will land out with flat feet and trouble and need some things inside the shoe.. (i call duck feet) hubby has them..

#4 xxmummylovexx

Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:44 PM

my daughter is 17 months and her feet roll inwards. i saw the doctor last week and he isn't concerned as babies are very flexible. The paediatrician will only be concerned if it continues beyond her third birthday. the only thing he sugested was to encourage her to stand on her toes every now and then. This will help her with balance and to help an arch form in her foot.

#5 ~flaxen~

Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:28 PM

It's normal, don't worry original.gif

#6 creativemummy

Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

normal if there ankles roll inwards? i know their toes can face inwards alittle.. not sure about the ankles.. but will book to see podiatist for hubby's feet.. will check then

#7 ~flaxen~

Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:17 PM

Yep, normal original.gif .  It's because the muscles that support the arch aren't fully developed yet. Baby fat in that particular area also makes the foot appear flat and the anles to look as if they are slightly rolling inwards. I wouldn't worry until about 3 yrs, when most kids have grown out of it. Even if flat-footedness runs in the family most doctors and foot specialists won't treat it until then or even later. But have it checked out if it is worrying you original.gif HTH

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


'He said what?': partners' worst pregnancy clangers

Women have been sharing the worst things their partners have said to them while pregnant, and trust us they're bad.

'Cafe's babycino ban makes no sense'

It's an insult to families and bad for business.

The importance of welcoming everyone into your 'mum tribe'

"Not everyone has the luxury of a village." 

How to have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy

Q: Is it possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy?

The 200 most popular baby names of 2017

Here are the most searched names so far this year.

Dirt is good for children, study confirms

Great news for grubby kids.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.


Top 5 Articles


From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.


Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.