After a month, she seemed to have almost mastered the art of walking. She loves to walk and sometimes she'd run and it scares the hell out of me everytime as she would seem like she'd fall. But amazingly, she'd keep back her balance (although there had been instances that she had lost her balance and fell flat on the floor). Lately though, we are noticing her peculiar way of walking - that is out-toed or sakang. We've been joking about it that she walks like her father, her abuelo (grandpa), and apparently her bisabuela (greatgrandma) - which means the style of walking runs in the blood.
But somehow, it started to worry me - and worrying is really uncommon of me (insert sarcastic tone here). So I kind of dig a little bit about this thing. First, I thought I'll check how other babies normally walk. So I checked youtube for videos of 1-yr old babies walking... from a number of videos I checked, none of them walks like Little Spanish Pinay. Ok, so
red orange flag is waving on top of my head. So I poked around some articles about walking disorders on babies and found some that talks about in-toeing and out-toeing.
According to this article:
Out-toeing is much less common than in-toeing. The most typical presentation is within the first or second year of life. Most children are born with external rotation contractures of the hips and this resolves shortly after walking begins. In those children in whom the resolution is slower, out-toeing is the result when they first start walking. This will almost always resolve within a year from the onset of walking
Within a year from the onset of walking it almost always correct itself. Within a year... will I survive waiting for a year before knowing if LSP has some real walking disorder? Oh hello, paranoia!