This is common, so don’t worry. And you can stop encouraging them to walk differently or run in a certain way. The inward or outward position of the foot in a growing child is due to several developmental factors, and so can’t be controlled by conscious effort. Skeletal development can be measured and monitored, and there are treatments that encourage normal growth. It could be the hip position, the rotation in the thigh, the knee position or twisting of the shin bone.
As Podiatrist’s, we measure these positions and offer solutions to improve gait, and enhance skeletal development. The end result is that your little one will function better, feel more comfortable and will end up with 2 feet that point in the right direction!