This time last year I was panicking about the fact my 19 month old wasn’t walking. At all. After a referral to the hospital for a potential issue with her hips and feet, we were given a bit more of an explanation. At the time, the specialist we saw explained she was “too bendy“. Now, that “too bendy” has been put into a word I’m very familiar with: hypermobility. I am living with a hypermobile toddler.
The picture above was taken around a year ago. Frog’s feet naturally fell at right angles to her body. Her ankle joints were so flexible that her feet caved in, so she was trying to balance on the side of each foot. It’s not surprising she couldn’t stand up on her own. Continue reading »