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why is my 18 month old granddaughter tip toeing?

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Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:40
My brother did that when he was little. So did my niece. I wouldn't worry. Play some sports, anything active.
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Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:44
Hope I helped x Exercise = Get her to sit down somewhere so her feet can touch the ground just gently put her foot flatly on the ground then lifting it up keep doing this for about 10 minutes a day.
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Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 10:58
This is something to worry about because they can mess up their feet and their spine/back as they get older. I do know people who have had this issue and caused major issues as they aged. I would for sure work with her to make sure that you get her out of it. Most will outgrow this by the time they are 2, but if she hasn't please make sure to work with her or have a doctor help you get this fixed. Some things I recommend is reminding her. Many children do not know they are doing it. So remind her that she is doing it and how to walk. Show her how to do it. make it a big deal that she can be a big girl by acting like grandma/mom/sister/brother/dad/etc. Have her stand still and do games or things at the refrigerator, etc that involve her standing flat footed and barefoot for a period of time. Make sure that you continue to stress the whole time about her standing flat and not pushing up. Also do a reward chart. Show her how big it is to walk correctly and then show her that each time she does it correctly she gets a sticker or m&m or something to make her concentrate on it and remember to do it. Create a chart and let her see how well she is doing. Point it out how well she is doing and remind her of it often. Positive reinforcement seems to work well with this age.
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Answer #4 | 14/01 2014 13:36
One of my sons tip toed and it was just a phase he went through, so it ended before I became concerned. Then a friend of mine had a child who did the same thing, but for a longer period of time. Her daughter's pediatrician told her to put flat soled shoes on her daughter, so she cannot tip toe. It worked.
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