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Should I be worried that my toddler trips often?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Toddlers tend to trip a lot, especially as they are beginning to walk and run.
Any uneven surface presents a challenge to them. Tripping at these times is not concerning. However if your child begins to trip more often than usual or during activities that they used to do without trouble see your doctor for an evaluation. Its normal for toddlers to trip, but suddenly regressing is not normal.

In brief: Depends

Toddlers tend to trip a lot, especially as they are beginning to walk and run.
Any uneven surface presents a challenge to them. Tripping at these times is not concerning. However if your child begins to trip more often than usual or during activities that they used to do without trouble see your doctor for an evaluation. Its normal for toddlers to trip, but suddenly regressing is not normal.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Tanya Duvivier
Pediatrics

In brief: Normal occurence

Your toddler is learning to walk.
Most times toddlers trip and fall, get back up and keep going. If this is what occurs with your child, there is no reason for concern.

In brief: Normal occurence

Your toddler is learning to walk.
Most times toddlers trip and fall, get back up and keep going. If this is what occurs with your child, there is no reason for concern.
Dr. Tanya Duvivier
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Depends on the age but no.
.. Remember that learning to walk also means learning to fall. There is a reason the one of the most common areas to bruise is the forehead on a toddler! they will get better and more confident as they age.

In brief: No

Depends on the age but no.
.. Remember that learning to walk also means learning to fall. There is a reason the one of the most common areas to bruise is the forehead on a toddler! they will get better and more confident as they age.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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