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  • Baby Crawling: How Important It Really Is

    There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything that...

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  • Questions From Parents

    My son is 11 months old. He loves to roll and play while sitting up, but he shows no interest in crawling. He doesn’t get up on all fours or pull up to a sitting or standing position. We are doing an early intervention program and physical therapy....

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  • Locomotor Milestones and Baby Walkers: Cross Sectional Study

    Few guidelines promoting good health in children are available. Investigations into the development of standing and walking in infants who used babywalkers (wheeled seats that allow infants to move around...

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  • Finding Our Feet

    Developing Necessary Tone in the Body and Finding the Way to Being Vertical Developmental movement works on the body and the brain. The movement of infants is driven by their senses and their drive to thrive. As a baby grows, these forces, along...

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  • Chiropractic Care Extinguishes Primitive Reflexes

    Primitive reflexes assist with survival through immediate responses to environmental stimuli.  When these reflexes do not morph into postural reflexes by six months to one year of age, then this demonstrates an immaturity of the central nervous...

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  • Co-Sleeping

    There is a lot of controversy regarding co-sleeping with children. In some cultures, it is normal and expected that families sleep together. In others, co-sleeping is taboo. In Western societies it is typical to encourage separate sleeping quarters...

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  • Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

    An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah Kamrath Earlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author of such...

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  • Don't Stand Me Up

    An infant sits stiffly on the floor, unable to move his legs or extend his arms without losing his balance. A toddler steps off a platform and takes a tumble. Another toddler climbs the bars to the top of a wooden structure, then panics and cries out...

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  • Maximizing Infant Development

    The nervous system has aspects of plasticity. As the nervous system develops a balance between gross motor activities, neural patterning occurs. Each movement and transitional phase (body posturing between movements such as crawling or sitting) helps...

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  • Baby Walkers: What's Best for the Infant?

    All you have to do is walk into a baby store or attend a baby shower and one item is sure to always be found: the baby walker. Approximately 50 percent of infants will use these man-made upright vehicles (1) . And when you ask any...

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  • The Efficacy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care on Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Report

    Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most prevalent lifelong development disability in the United States. Seven patients were tested - two children and five adults. All patients in this study had...

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  • Rock A Bye Baby

    Labels: Informed Choice

    The Time Life documentary "Rock A Bye Baby" describes the influence of different practices in infant treatment and child rearing on emotional development, both in humans and in monkeys. In the beginning, it is noted that the contact of the child...

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  • Children With Delays in Language

    Parents whose children talk late are justifiably concerned. They may worry when their children's language development does not conform to expected timetables of language skills (e.g. 4-6 words by 16 months and multiple word statements by 24 months)....

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  • Sunshine for Vitamin D

    The Return Of the Parachuting Cats! The American Academy of Pediatrics has just announced that breastfed infants should now get vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets. Infant formulas contain much more vitamin D than breast milk, and there is an...

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  • Infant Massage

    The Benefits and Joys of Infant MassageSome of the most precious memories I had as a new mother were giving my baby massages. I recall cradling my daughter in my lap while leaning back in my rocking chair with soft, melodic music playing in the...

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  • Playing is More Than Just Fun: Benefits of Proper Motion to Develop Healthy Minds and Bodies

    Having fun with your child is important, but good play routines can last a lifetime. It is a parent’s responsibility to stimulate their child’s developing nervous system with every motion and activity. These motions are helpful in developing...

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  • The Milestones That Matter Most

    “M-a-t” “M-at.” “Mat.” My 6-year-old pored over her Bob book, painstakingly sounding out each word. I listened and worried; her older brother was able to read those same words at a much younger age. It’s natural to compare our children and fret...

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  • 11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew

    After 25 years practicing pediatrics, and caring for thousands of children, I’ve noticed some patterns that offer me a deeper vision of health. I’d like to share some of those invaluable lessons with parents. Appearing in...

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  • Homeschooling: A Natural Fit for the Kinesthetic Child

    As we were sitting down to dinner, Alex, a wiry 4-year-old, finally stopped running and took his seat. Turning to his mom, I remarked, “When your child starts kindergarten, they will want to put him on drugs for ADHD. Don’t do it.” She replied,...

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  • New Blood

    Infants have a right to all the blood they’re born with. Why are doctors keeping it from them? Are we allowing our health providers to rob our babies of their full potential of health, intelligence, immunity and longevity? At the time of birth, up...

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