Most children take their first steps when they’re about a year old, but the age can vary from nine to 18 months and still be considered healthy and normal. Intoeing shouldn’t cause bigger complications and delays in learning to walk.
Rickets caused by vitamin D deficiency is a serious condition that can be prevented with adequate supplementation. It is an example of extreme deficiency in vitamin D, which occurs rarely, but when it does, it can be months before it is obvious.
When a child doesn't walk by the time he's 18 months old, it is considered a delayed walking. Delay doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong, but there are possible underlying reasons and diseases that have to be ruled out by a professional.
There's a saying among older generations that a baby can never be too fat, which couldn't be further from the truth. Being overweight or obese brings many difficulties and health complications, not only to adults, but to children as well.
There are many possible reasons why your toddler might not be walking (well) and bowed legs probably aren’t responsible for it.
There are cases when delayed walking or walking on tiptoes mean that something is wrong with a child's feet, but most of the time it's normal and will go away by the age of two, unless caused by some underlying medical condition.
All siblings have conflicts — and this is completely normal. As universal as fights are, learning to solve disagreements is also really important. How can parents handle sibling conflicts among their children?
Are older siblings always jealous of their new baby siblings — and what can parents do to help ease the transition? Anna, a mother of seven, shares her ample experience with SteadyHealth.
When your child becomes the victim of bullying at school, you may begin to feel as helpless as as they are. What can you do to make the bullying stop?
You’ve probably had “baby shoes” for a long time, those soft-soled slip-ons for when it gets chilly in the stroller, but now your little one walks independently and it’s time to purchase the first real toddler shoes.