Walking on his tip-toes.

United States
March 30, 2007 2:52pm CST
My son is 18 months old and has recently started walking on his tip-toes. He doesn't do it all the time but seems to walk on his toes more than walking on flat feet. I used to go to school with a little girl who still walked on her tip toes, everywhere, when we were in 3rd grade. Has you child ever done this? Is it just a phase that he is going through? If it isn't a phase, is there something I can do to make him stop? This is my third child and I didn't have this issue with my two girls. Help?
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I wouldn't worry. My son use to walk on his tippy toes occasionally. It didn't effect how he walked at all. In fact, when he was about to do something bad, he would walk on his tippy toes (and still does sometimes). If he starts doing it more often, bring it up to your doctor.
• United States
31 Mar 07
Thats so cute, I wonder if he realizes he is doing it and that it is such a giveaway to his intentions?
• Netherlands
19 May 07
My daughter used to do the same. I went to her doctor and children consultant...after check, they were nothing wrong with her, they said it's just a phase. Some kids might walk in toes and some kids on heels and some kids walk with one side of their feet. But I did correct my daughter everytime she walked like that as I don't want her to get carried away.......
@perugu (5281)
• India
31 Mar 07
hi,friend,yes it is a phase in every child's life.We too walked like that in our childhood days.They are the steps for future walking.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I've heard that this is fairly common, but I've never actually come across it. Usually it is just a phase, I wouldn't worry about it really.