How can I encourage my baby to use both legs equally during walking?
Asked 7 months ago
I'm not sure how to describe this properly but it almost seems like my baby uses her left leg more often than her right leg. The same thing happened when she was crawling. How can I teach her to use both legs equally? Or this a normal phenomenon that will naturally phase out?
Wednesday, May 03, 2023
When crawling or walking, it is common for babies to favour one leg over the other. However, if you have any concerns, you should always consult with a paediatrician.
Try exercises that develop balance and coordination, including standing on one leg, walking on uneven surfaces, and stepping over obstacles, to help your infant to use both legs equally. You may also encourage your infant to crawl in different directions so that both legs are used. Remember to give your infant lots of opportunities to practise walking and strengthen both legs.
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