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In my opinion its never too early to start practicing Tummy Time. 1. Place your newborn on their belly on your chest while you are reclined or lying down. Its great bonding time as well as allows them to receive the sensory input that being on their belly provides and they begin to get […]
If you do a Google search of Tummy Time there is a plethora of information that appears. It covers everything from why a baby should be on their stomach to ideas on how to get your baby to enjoy being on their stomach. This being said, I still come across a lot of questions […]
Based on the questions I got from my last post, I decided to create a glossary of sitting! W-sitting: As you may or may not of read in my last post “Why is W-Sitting a Four Letter Word?” I am not a fan of this sitting position. You will know your child is sitting this […]
I’m constantly amazed at how often I see children w-sitting these days. I often treat children in pre-school or daycare settings and I see many children plop right down into w-sitting and stay there for an extended period of time. They are playing without a care in the world and they have no idea that […]
Do Babies Need to Crawl from Parenting.com is an interesting article that looks at a portion of the controversy surrounding the importance of crawling. (Before you read any further, please be warned that I have a bias towards the significance of crawling. I mean what do you expect, I am a pediatric physical therapist!) It […]
I am a pediatric physical therapist and I love what I do. I basically get to play with kids all day long. Along with the playing, comes the talking to and working in partnership with parents. For a parent with a young infant/child, walking is the most well known milestone. Who doesn’t talk about when […]