Difficulty Crawling, Foot turns out and/or Falls frequently

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My child spent very little time crawling and went straight to walking. Now when he walks I notice his right foot turns out and he tends to fall frequently. Is this a sign of something?


The act of crawling establishes the nerve pathways between the brain and body to move in a cross pattern (i.e. right brain talks to left side and vice versa). If a child has neural disorganization they will commonly find it difficult or awkward to crawl, and will move to walking; however it will be an uncoordinated looking walk. The fact that he has one foot turning out and falls confirms to me that there is disorganization and he should receive N.O.T.