What is “Container Baby Syndrome”? And How Can I Avoid It? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Annika Zallek MOT OTR/L TEIS Occupational Therapist Container Baby Syndrome isn’t exactly a medical syndrome but it refers to the occurrence when babies spend too much of their time awake “contained” in different types of baby equipment.  Babies need to be able to (safely) move around and explore their environments and it’s difficult to do this if they are stuck in a baby carrier, bouncer seat, car seat or exersaucer…

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Tips to Combat Toddler Food Refusal: Introducing New Foods – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Cara Caddy OTR/L TEIS Occupational Therapist It’s 5 pm again.. dinner time. You walk into the house and the aroma of spaghetti and meatballs hits your nose. Your stomach grumbles and you imagine how wonderful the food will taste. That is not the reality of life with a toddler! You look in the freezer- chicken nuggets , again? Crackers? Toast? What do I feed my child?? He has a meltdown…

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How And When To Encourage Utensil Use for Meals – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Annika Zalleck MOT OTR/L TEIS Occupational Therapist Children are always ready to grow up faster than their parents want them to and this is true when it comes to wanting to feed themselves during meals! Older babies and toddlers want to become more independent and are usually grabbing at spoons while they are being fed by their parents from an early age.  When it is appropriate to start giving your…

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5 Signs Your Child Will Be Walking Soon – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Katie Shroyer PT, DPT, CBIS TEIS Physical Therapist All children develop and grow at their own rates. Current research gives a range of when typically developing children achieve their gross motor milestones. Baby books and pediatricians will tell you that your baby will probably be walking independently somewhere between 10-15 months, but some children even walk later at 18 months and still fall within normal ranges. A great way to…

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What is Low Tone and How Does it Affect My Child? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Katie Shroyer, PT, DPT, CBISTEIS Physical Therapist Do you notice that your child tends to fall to the side or forwards when they are trying to sit? Do you feel like your child’s arms and/or legs move really easily or feel very light when moving them? If so, it is possible that your child has “low tone,” which is also known as hypotonia. The definition of “low tone” includes muscles…

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