Bow legs (or genu varum) is when the legs curve outward at the knees while the feet and ankles touch. Infants and toddlers often have bow legs. Bowlegs refers to a condition in which a person's legs appear bowed (bent outward) even when the ankles are together. It is normal in babies due to their. Bowed legs are most evident when a child stands and walks. The most common symptom of bowed legs is an awkward walking pattern. Toddlers with bowed legs usually. Bowlegs (genu varum) is a condition in which a child's legs curve outward at the knees. When a child with bowlegs stands with their toes pointing forward. When a child with bowlegs stands with his or her feet together, if the toes pointed straight ahead, but the knees do not touch, he or she has bow-legs. The. Bowlegs is a condition in which a person's legs appear bowed out, meaning their knees stay wide apart even when their ankles are together. Bowlegs is also. In adults, bowing of the legs can be the result of osteoarthritis or wear-and-tear arthritis of the knees.4 This condition can wear away the. Bowing of the legs can be part of the normal physiological development of the child. The deformity has a distinctive outward curvature of the. Bow legs happen when the bones in each of a baby's thighs and legs line up differently while the baby is growing. Most children aged 18 months. In bowlegs, the knees bow out from the body. In knock-knees, they bend toward each other. These conditions typically become less pronounced as kids get.