Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nicky | 2008/10/05


2 and a half year old faling alot

Hi my 2 and a half year old still walks into walls often at leest 2 times a week and falls a lot. She also steps on the stuff that lies on the floor and falls …  she does this a lot every day. She is really a clever girl…  she said her first word at 6 months and could say a sentence at 1 year old and by then she could sing at least 3 songs and by 18 months she could sing 8 different songs. She counts to 10 already and so on an so… .. but she will step on a book on the floor every day and fall! She likes to lay against things e.g. the coach, wall and so on and with that she will also fall. We bought her one of those black plastic bikes (skop fietsie) that the kids like so much a few months ago but she does get the concept of how to go about riding the thing and I try to show her… .

I’ m not to sure if this is just her personality or if there is something wrong or am I expecting to much because she is otherwise so clever

Expert's Reply



There probably is'nt a real problem here and children of this age are often just a bit 'clumsy' for a while.However, I would like to be sure that there is definitely nothing that needs attention with your little girl.Walking into walls and falling over while sitting on the couch does worry me a little.We need to be sure that she can see well [she needs to be checked by a paediatric eye specialist] and it is also important for your paediatrician to check her carefully just to be sure that there is really no need for any concern.

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