The transition in infants from non-walking to independent walking represents a stage of development where the role of the foot becomes essential. However, this transition to independent walking in infants has rarely been researched.
The aim of this study is to understand how babies’ feet grow and develop as they learn to walk. We will be looking at the changes in infants’ feet and walking style from sitting, to walking confidently on their own.
Visits are based around four developmental milestones (listed below). Your baby must have reached the developmental milestones within a month of the expected stage.
You and your baby will be invited to visit our baby space up to four times during this exciting period in your baby’s development. During this time we will study:
Each visit will last up to 2 hours and you will receive Love2Shop high-street vouchers as a thank you for your time.
Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford
Please see information sheets for further details about this opportunity.
Ethics approved references for this study are listed below