I have just noticed that my son's legs bow out. I thought maybe it is normal to look that way, but they are really curved. I hate talking to my doctor because they tell me not to worry. Any advice?
I know babies can be bowlegged but it is not the entire legs. They are really short and only the shins are really curved.
I thought the same thing for awhile,from about 4 to 7/8 months my sons legs were very bowlegged but he's 11 months now and his legs have definitely straightened out alot.It was when he started walking and picking himself up on the furniture that I really started to tell the difference.I don't know how old your son is so,If your still concerned(maybe he's alot older) I'd ask the doctor..Good Luck!
It is pretty common to see the bow legs in a little baby. However, I would be more concerned with you hating talking to your doctor! If they talk down to you or are patronizing you may need to look for a new one. I have no qualms about taking my daughter in for anything that seems strange to me, and her pediatrician is always very understanding even when she is telling me all is normal. She encourages me to take my daughter in for any reason, it is what she is there to do!
My son has bowed legs. He is 16 months old, and he has always had them. When he was inutero his legs developed crossed above the knee. It looked weird and my husband had a very difficut time changing him because he thought that he was going to break his legs trying to get the diaper between them. At his 1 year check up our doc recomended that he sees a specialist. For my situation this is what i was told: The days of braces are pretty much gone (unless it is a hip situation) they have found that it will eventually correct itself. Basically my sons femur bone developed twisted. My son however is extreamly clumbsy, so we have to watch him pretty close. He manages to trip himself constantly. The Doc said it will probably get worse before it gets better, and it will take time. If your Doc says not to worry then don't, but at the same it they should be giving you reasons as to why not to worry, so you can understand what it going on in your sons development. If there aren't then they might not be the Doc for you.
If ever your ped talks down to you, or you feel uncomfortable talking to him/her, then I believe it's time to find a new one!! They should treat you with respect and understanding, no matter what you bring your child in for, or how normal it is..they should know what it's like to be a worried and scared parent!!
I think that you should be very happy that your doctor tells you everything is normal. He isn't going to lie to you if there is a problem.. Take that as a sign, you need to relax. If it is nothing, don't make it into something, it will only stress everybody out.