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My dd seems to have inherited my dh's flat feet, and I'm trying to see when a good time is to start correcting it with good shoes or insoles. Does anyone have experience with this??<br>
What are some good shoes that would help her? Should we see a podiatrist? And, is it really a problem or is it just aesthetics?
 

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I have flat feet and as a teenager finally got orthodics. Then I started to make an effort to go barefoot and wear shoes that felt likebarefoot. Honestly my feet have never felt better, I think in most cases it's an aesthetic thing OR if the kid is doing some kind of sport which is too much stress on the plantar fascia (like competitive gymnastics can be for some people) or wearing shoes which really just don't agree with his feet. For me built up supportive shoes and inserts do nothing except weaken my feet and exacerbate the problem. That is just me though!!!
 

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I don't think toddlers develop an arch until they are older, so I don't think you should worry about it yet. They have a fat pad where the arch is. I am not 100% but if I were you I would do a google search.
 

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Hi, snoopy5386 is right, all toddlers have flat feet at this age, the arch starts to develop only later, I think after the age of three.<br>
Than if she has flat feet you probably should get her some insols and get her to see a podiatrist. If you leave her to have flat feet she might develop hip and lower back problems later on in life.
 

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I was wondering about this. My 5 year old seems to have flat feet - I think because she refuses to put her shoes on the right feet.<br><br>
Yes, it is intentional. If it wasn't intentional she'd put them on correctly sometimes. It is statistically impossible for someone to accidentally do it wrong everytime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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OMG! My 3 yo ds does that all the time and I was just explaining to my dh that he does it EVERY time..it is no accident! I wonder why they do that?
 

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There is a lot of interesting information on children's foot development, and the best footwear (none at all!) at this site ...<br><br>
Hmmm, it doesn't seem to be working right now, but it's <a href="http://www.unshod.org" target="_blank">www.unshod.org</a>
 
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