Posts made in June, 2014

Is Your Baby Stuck in Sitting?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:      I visited 9-month old Erich and his mother Maryann. My purpose was to introduce any missing elements in his development that would enrich his life and share supportive techniques with Maryann. She kindly offered a cup of tea while sharing that Erich was fussy because he hadn’t slept well.   She placed him in sitting on the floor.  I noticed that he could not come to sit up on his own.  And, he couldn’t bring himself down from...

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Does Your Baby Suffer With Gas?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:      Does your Baby Suffer with Gas? Clearly, Julia delighted in her 7-week old daughter. She and Stella were in tune with each other. Stella was a healthy baby, developing well. My purpose was to introduce any missing elements that would enrich her life and share supportive techniques with Julia. When Julia greeted me at the door, she cradled her baby in the crook of her arm. She was positioned in a way that made Stella’s head fall...

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Does Your Baby’s Head Have a Flat Area?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:     I visited Jules, Frank and their 3-month old son, Ethan.  They were concerned because an area of his head was flat.  This is called Plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome. A recent study from Calgary-Alberta-based Mount Royal University quoted in Pediatrics (found that of 440 healthy infants sampled, 47 percent of babies ages 7 to 12 weeks had some form of Flathead Syndrome evident to the naked eye. Ethan lay on his back, looking...

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Techniques To Help Your Baby Enjoy Tummy Time

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:     Julia related to me that her baby has been spending a only little time on her front.  She reported that Stella fussed while on her front.  I asked Julia to place her baby on her front.  I tapped Stella’s back while she was on her belly and she relaxed into it.  I showed Julia techniques for tapping her baby and she tried it.  Julia was surprised that Stella stayed on her front because she had never enjoyed lying on her tummy...

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What if Your Baby Doesn’t Want to Lie on Her Back?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:     Heather lifted her baby with grace, bringing Juliet’s chest to her own.   Her 4-month old baby was happy in mom’s arms.  We sat on the floor and Heather held Juliet to sit her lap.  As we talked Heather brought her baby to stand.  She held her up and Juliet’s feet were tilted on the floor, unable to fully connect or bear her weight.  I asked her to bring lay her babe on the floor.  She lay her on her back while saying: “She...

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