Posts tagged Tummy Time
Colic and Torticollis - 3 Tips for Parents from a Pediatric Physical Therapist

What can pediatric physical therapy do to help your baby with colic, prevent torticollis, and find relief?

…Infants with colic often assume positions with flexed hips, lateral trunk shifts, clinched fists, and extended arms.  Some babies are unable to tolerate prone positions and are often placed in swings, bucket positions to promote head elevation for digestive needs.  Unfortunately, these positioning techniques may contribute to the development of Torticollis.

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Car Seats, Strollers, and Swings, Oh My!

Technology is fascinating.  I am so impressed with the ever-changing high-tech equipment that is out there. From car seats that easily click into strollers, to baby swings that oscillate using space technology (Man, that thing is cool!), it seems like parents are ahead of the game when it comes to finding the latest equipment to help support their babies.  Though this may seem like an article on what cool new baby devices you should add to your Christmas list, this is, instead, my call to action...

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My baby hates Tummy Time. Now What?

The problem arises...

When I am getting background information on a baby, I typically ask the parent about Tummy Time.  How often they do it with their baby, how their baby handles being on their stomach, ect.  This information gives me as a physical therapist insight into the child’s ability to move in positions other than supine (on his back), into neck and shoulder muscle strength, and possible indications of medical problems including acid reflux that would require physician follow-up care.

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