My almost 1yr daughter just started crawling in the last 2.5wks. She drags her left leg while crawling to The point she is having discoloration to the skin. Her right leg is also flared out(not sure if this is correct way to describe it or not). I’ve tried to put her on all fours for crawling but she goes back to dragging her leg.
In the last 6mths, I’ve learned my 4yr old son has retained reflexes from not crawling. Since my daughter was born, I’ve worried about one leg being shorter. Then at 2 Mth appointment, she didn’t have a ‘stepping reflex’. we were told to put her in a jumper which we did until my oldest started OT and the OT recommended getting my daughter a PT eval. We’ve tried to Get her a PT eval for last 4 Months but our doctor said she was fine and only needed a referral if she didn’t crawl by age 1. Now everything is closed and her crawling seems to be hurting her skin.
I’ve tried having her play on a couch cushion angled at 45 degrees. I’ve taken two legs off her music table so it’s angled for her to play. We encouraged her to side sit. All these I found via IG and You Tube but I feel she may need something more.
Any help or exercise recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I’ve tried to post a photo of her crawling position but we don’t have the best internet service so I’m not sure if it uploaded or not.