Clubfoot: Moving Your Baby's Legs in the Ponseti Brace
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Clubfoot: Moving Your Baby's Legs in the Ponseti Brace

Clubfoot: Moving Your Baby's Legs in the Ponseti Brace

While your baby wore casts, he or she could move the legs independently. But because both feet are in the brace, your baby's legs can only move together.

To help your baby learn how to kick and swing the legs simultaneously:

  • Move the bar gently up and down so your baby sees how the legs can move and kick together.

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  • Push and pull the brace so your child learns how to bend his or her knees while in the brace.

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While it might take them a little longer, kids wearing a brace can learn how to sit, crawl, and walk just like other kids their age.

If your baby continues to be very fussy about wearing the brace, call your care team. They can recommend other ways for you to help your child accept wearing the brace.