There are many possible reasons that children might develop a toe walking pattern and the research does not definitively point to one specific cause
If your child is over the age of two and walking on his toes regularly, it wouldn’t hurt to consult your pediatrician. You may be told that he or she will outgrow it and that may be true…or maybe not. Be an advocate for your child – you know him better than anyone!
If a child is showing no signs of developmental delay other than toe walking, he will outgrow this pattern and continue with typical development. As therapists, we are more concerned when toe walking is accompanied by additional sensory processing concerns or other developmental issues.