Your question: How long will my baby’s legs be bowed?

When should I worry about bow legs?

Whether to worry depends on your child’s age and the severity of the bowing. Mild bowing in an infant or toddler under age 3 is typically normal and will get better over time. However, bowed legs that are severe, worsening or persisting beyond age 3 should be referred to a specialist.

How long does it take to fix bow legs?

Correction occurs gradually and may take 6-12 months. The child will be able to walk right after the procedure. No casts or braces are needed. The bowed legs can be corrected gradually using an adjustable frame.

Is it normal for newborns legs to be bowed?

It’s absolutely normal for a baby’s legs to appear bowed, so that if he were to stand up with his toes forward and his ankles touching, his knees wouldn’t touch. Babies are born bowlegged because of their position in the womb.

Do all babies have bowed legs?

Most children aged 18 months to 2 years have some bow-leggedness. It’s more common in babies of above-average weight. Bow legs are sometimes more noticeable when children start to walk. Bow legs can be the result of other problems like rickets – which is a vitamin D deficiency – but this is very rare.

Do baby bouncers cause bow legs?

Myth: Letting your little one stand or bounce in your lap can cause bowlegs later on. The truth: He won’t become bowlegged; that’s just an old wives’ tale.

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How can I naturally correct bow legs?

Exercise, stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, and vitamins will make your muscles and bones stronger but will not change the shape of the bones. The only way to truly change the shape of the legs is to break the bone and straighten it. This is an enduring, structural alteration.