You wanted to know if it’s concerning or not that your child has begun to walk on her toes. And this is, ultimately, an observation to bring up with the pediatrician if it persists. Sometimes it’s just a phase that kids go through, but if it does last for a while, then talk with the pediatrician, especially if you’ve made other observations that are a little concerning to you. In most cases, kids just do it, no one knows why, there’s not a concerning underlying cause. But in some cases, it is due to something and this is why it’s worth bringing up. You can expect the pediatrician to ask questions about birth history, about their overall health history, about family history, as well as the age your child was at when he or she started walking. They may also ask about and examine your child for strength differences between one side or the other, and this will help them determine if further investigation is warranted. In some cases, toe-walking is related to things like cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, and autism spectrum disorders. But this isn’t to say that if your child is a toe-walker that these are absolute diagnoses. Again, it’s good, if it’s been a recent observation, to just watch for a little while and see if it persists. And if it does, talk with a doctor and they’ll be able to give you tailored information and advice. If you have more questions in the future for me, feel free to ask them on our Intermountain Moms Facebook and Instagram pages, and recommend us to your friends and family too.