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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Watch a 1 year old wobble around, and you'll see her gait, or walking cycle, doesn't quite resemble that of an adult. She'll have a wider stance, rapid cadence and short steps. In fact, it takes until around age 3 for kids to display clear adult walking patterns.
• During your child's first few years walking, they may have obvious gait
abnormalities—disturbances in what is considered the normal walking cycle
for that age group
• The most common types of gait abnormalities are intoeing, outtoeing, limping
and toe walking
• Many gait disturbances are common and correct themselves on their own
• Gait disturbances rarely require medical assistance
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”