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....

Resource for Professionals Treating Plagiocephaly

Are you a therapist or orthotist looking for more hands on training about irregular head shapes in infants? Carolina Kinder Development’s goal is not only to treat babies with flat head syndrome but also to educate professionals on our methods on this growing...
Understanding Plagiocephaly

Understanding Plagiocephaly

I want to introduce all parents and caregivers to a series of new videos I am creating centered around the health and well being of your child. I hope to release several news videos in the series over the next several months. These short videos are designed to give...
My 2nd baby has a flat head too!

My 2nd baby has a flat head too!

Hoping everyone had a Thanksgiving filled with Thanksgiving!  I was filled with gratitude to reconnect with two very special families on Wednesday. For both babies that came in, I had the honor of working with each of their first babies several years ago.  To their...

Why is Torticollis so Common?

A word from Susan Slaughter, MS, OTR/L What is Torticollis? Torticollis is a neck issue where infants tend to turn their head predominately in one direction.  They might turn their head to the right or the left or the head is slightly tilted (cocked to left or right)....

Feedings, Flat Heads & Other Care

    From the weekly column in the Charlotte Observer by pediatrician Rhonda Patt, MD: During feedings, hold your baby and make eye contact. This is an important bonding time. Babies should never be fed with a bottle propped up using blankets. . .. If possible, switch...