My son is 15 months old and when he was born he needed some assistance with breathing, spent some time in the NICU, but all seemed well. In the early months he had some issues with low muscle tone (legs floppy like) but as the months went on he appeared to 'grow out' of it. He started walking 3-4 months ago and his motor development appeared on par, but I started noticing that it appears that he has a 'stiff walk', legs are pretty far apart, legs don't bend much, tends to look pretty awkward, toes inward. It's hard to explain but my family have all noticed the odd walking pattern. I know that all children have awkward walks when they are younger but I guess I'm just more paranoid due to other previous concerns (stated above), what do you think? He does move around and appears pretty active.
At this age, walking is not as fluid as it will ultimately become. It is worth following up, though, and asking your pediatrician if a pediatric orthopedist should see him. Development occurs quickly at this age, and even a few months time can show significant changes in motor development.
This is a BEHAVIORAL form modified by a child psychologist/ social worker or something along that line. I would suggest posting this question under one of the medical physician forms. Unless you think it is strictly behavioral.
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