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What is Container Baby Syndrome?
A “container baby” is a newborn or young infant who is placed in a container such as a car seat or stroller for extended periods of time throughout the day. “Container Baby Syndrome” (CBS) is a term used to encompass the various conditions all linked to babies that spend a long time in a container...
Developmental Delays
Do you have a son or daughter struggling to reach early childhood milestones? If so, they could be showing signs of a developmental delay. What is Developmental Delay? Developmental delay is diagnosed when a child struggles to perform everyday skills including motor (movement), cognitive, social and emotional, speech and language, and other daily living skills....
Toe Walking
Does your child tend to prefer walking on their tip toes? Toe walking is a specific gait pattern in which a child walks on the balls of their feet with no heel contact. Toe walking can be normal in children who are first learning to walk but after the age of 2, a typically developing...
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal positioning of the head and neck and is most commonly seen in infants.What is Torticollis? Torticollis can be caused by positioning when sleeping, and can be congenital or acquired from soft tissue abnormalities. Torticollis often leads to a tightening of one side of the neck causing a preference...
Backpack Safety
The back to school season is upon us! For most students that means lugging around a backpack. Backpacks can be great tools for carrying books and supplies but can cause soreness or injuries if used improperly. Here are some key components of proper backpack use: 1. Proper Fit Backpacks should be no wider than the...