Rolling and Crawling Science

Rolling and Crawling Science

Why do occupational and physical therapists care so passionately about “babies exploring their environment” via rolling and crawling? Why do first grade teachers often have students march in place during the first days of a new school year to assess which...

30% of Babies Need a Cranial Band?

30%. That’s our number. Of all the babies that come through our doors, 30% end up needing a cranial band. That means 70% are helped with positioning; myofascial release; refinement of daily routines; kinisiotaping; and so on. Very important to note that if we...

Facts about Baby Helmets

There is an article in the NY Times which references research indicating that baby helmets do not help infants with plagiocephaly or  brachycephaly. To understand how that conclusion could have been reached, I read the original research in the BMJ. There are multiple...

Head Shape & Back Sleeping

With concern over your infant’s head shape, parents should continue to follow the Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for safe sleep. That is unless your pediatrician directs otherwise, you should place baby on their back EVERY time they are put down to sleep....