6 doctors weighed in:

Should I be worried that my eight and half month male baby don't want to put his ankle on the ground?

6 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

The ankle should not touch the ground.
If you are reffering to the fact that you child is still walking his toes at 8 1/2 months, yes i would be concerned & you should consult a doctor.

In brief: Maybe

The ankle should not touch the ground.
If you are reffering to the fact that you child is still walking his toes at 8 1/2 months, yes i would be concerned & you should consult a doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Normal @ this age

When held upright, a forefoot approach to the support reflex is normal at this age.
As they get older this proping response begins to give way to more leg flexing, the kid will begin to become more flat footed. As the begin to get to stand & cruise on furniture their common posture will generally be flat footed, but occasional toe walking can persist for years in normal kids.

In brief: Normal @ this age

When held upright, a forefoot approach to the support reflex is normal at this age.
As they get older this proping response begins to give way to more leg flexing, the kid will begin to become more flat footed. As the begin to get to stand & cruise on furniture their common posture will generally be flat footed, but occasional toe walking can persist for years in normal kids.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors