How Do I Know When to Talk to the Pediatrician About Plagiocephaly?

Maybe you are a first time parent or maybe you have other children but never noticed head flattening before. Perhaps a friend or relative commented on the shape of your infant’s head. Regardless, you may wonder how flat is too flat when it comes to your infants head. Here are some helpful hints to help you […]

Three Important Ways to Avoid Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly has seen a dramatic spike in the number of babies diagnosed each year over the course of the past twenty-two years. Finding ways to avoid plagiocephaly has become increasingly important. This spike has largely been associating with the “Back to Sleep” campaign, which encouraged parents to put their infants to sleep on their backs, […]

What You Need to Know About Torticollis Massage for Infants

When your little one is uncomfortable, the world seems like a rough place to live. For young infants, medicine often isn’t an option. Handling their pain may require alternative methods. In babies with infant torticollis, doctors sometimes suggest massage. Here’s what you need to know if your doctor recommends massage for baby’s torticollis: What is […]

Container syndrome – how modern products are impacting children’s health and development today

Container syndrome – how modern products are impacting children’s health and development today There are so many wonderful new products on the market today to help us care for our babies.  Some of these are essential for safety, and some are designed just for our convenience.  These products include infant travel systems that allow you […]

Safely positioning baby for sleep

This post was kindly submitted by Susan Slaughter, MS, OTR/L, of Carolina Kinder Development, which is is a practice devoted to infant development and preventing and treating torticollis, plagiocephaly, and brachycephaly.  Founded in 2006 in Charlotte, NC, their services include baby classes, parent education videos, cranial bands, pediatric occupational and physical therapy. Carolina Kinder Development offers a helpful […]

Preventing accidents and injuries in your baby’s crib

Preventing accidents and injuries in your baby’s crib In other articles on this site, we have discussed how to lower your baby’s risk of SIDS.  In addition to taking measures to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS, there are a number of other things you should also keep in mind in order to keep your […]