The first steps of an infant are never perfect. They are starting to walk and the entire nervous system and muscles and joints must be mature and practicing better and better. So if you are a parent of a child who just started crawling and walking, you have to fill a lot of patience and set aside excessive worries.
Like any human endeavor, learning to walk takes time and effort. Every child that is beginning to have a walking gait awkward: fingers and toes at a certain angle, inward or outward. This may alarm you, but you need to know that is painless and is removed as the child grows. All healthy boys you see running through the parks did exactly the same when they first walked.
The physiological explanation of this seems to be some slight rotations that occur in the bones of the legs as the system matures. Apparently the process has a hereditary component. Children of parents whose feet turned in one direction, show the same behavior in your body.
Improvements in gait
In the growth process improvements occur in the gait of children. The bones gradually begin to rotate in a normal angle and the kids learn to control their muscles. However, the change occurs gradually and is not easy for parents to realize.
If, after too long, you notice that your little one continues to have problems walking, long after most children have overcome the initial testing, you should consult your doctor. In a few cases these problems are related to disorders in other areas, such as neuromuscular.
Signs that something is wrong:
Walking the baby does not improve after 3 years.
There are complaints, frequent pain or lameness evident.
One foot stands out more than the other.
Changes in gait, worsening rather than improving.
Walking is a gradual process that children must be overcome in stages. The awkwardly when they begin to do not to worry, as long as they kept to the appropriate period.
The baby’s first steps must be accompanied by all our support and tolerance, so that they can be gradually improved and motor systems adapt to the movements necessary to take walk.