So my lo loves standing and if someoneis holding him he will stand up for ages and can even stand holding on to the sofa for about 10 secs before falling sideways ! But my mum said it can make him have bowed (sp?) legs! Is this right? Should i not let him stand up for long even tho he loves it and doesnt seem uncomfortable or anything? Will it damage his growing legs?
He doesnt do it all day he does lay down and play with his toys and sits down in his bumbo or on someones lap during the day too!
What your mum is saying is a common belief that has proven to be a complete myth. The 'worst' that can happen from letting an eager baby stand as much as they want is that they might turn out to be an early walker and you'll have to run around after them sooner than you expected.
Its fine. My LO loved to stand (supported) from a few weeks old, she's always been very strong. She pulled herself to standing from 6 months, stood unaided at 7 and was walking at 9 months...now at almost 11 months she tries to run. Some babies just want to get on their feet early xx
Lol, from 4 months clear through till she walked alone at 13 months, this is pretty much what Lane did all day, every day. Not one for sitting and playing, just wanted to stand and/or finger walk. No bow legs here!
Make sure you have some Advil or a heating pad nearby, it will kill your back!
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