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Children's feet

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Children's foot health

Children’s feet are not the same as adults’ feet. Babies' and toddlers' feet are soft and pliable because the bones are not yet completely formed. This means their feet can be more easily damaged than the feet of older children e.g. by shoes that are too tight. Here are some tips for taking care of your child’s feet.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Club foot

Asmall number of children have what is commonly known as 'club foot' at birth. The correct name is congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV). Congenital means occurring from birth. Talipes means foot deformity. Equino varus describes the position of the foot - toes pointing downwards and the whole foot turned inwards.

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Clubfoot & turned foot: babies & children | Raising Children Network

Clubfoot and turned foot are foot deformities, where babys feet point and twist abnormally. Clubfoot needs treatment, but turned foot often fixes itself.

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Flat feet in children

Most toddlers are flat footed because the arch in their foot develops as your child grows. Find out more about the causes and treatment of flat feet.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease | Raising Children Network

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness. It comes up as mouth ulcers and blisters on your childs hands and feet. Its usually harmless.

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Active kids

Child's play, physical activity and exercise is vital as well as caring for kid's feet. Common foot conditions include flat feet, bow legs and knock knees.

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Children's feet

Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Learn how to look after your child's feet, keep them in tiptop condition and start them off on the right foot.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease - myDr.com.au

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness causing mouth sores and a skin rash. Read about the symptoms, treatment and how to prevent infection by this viral illness.

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Intoeing in children (pigeon toes) | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common, and usually is a mild illness. It is not related to the disease of a similar name that affects cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and other 'cloven-hooved' animals.

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