Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thembi | 2012/05/28

Q.

4 month old stand with the side of his feet

Hi Doc,

Is it normal for a 4 month old to stand with the side of his feet when supported? he doesnt put his feet flat but he put them sideways. When his lying down or seated his feet appear normal. I took him to his Paediatrician and she said I must massage his feet and that was two months back and I see no difference so far. Should I be concern or he will out grow it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is still very young to be standing. At this age he will not even be sitting yet. The way he holds his feet is still normal at this age unless his feet are turned in even when he is lying down. If this is the case he should be seen by a paediatrician, otherwise there is no need to worry.

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