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“My Baby Hates Tummy Time!” Tips for Parents  

“My Baby Hates Tummy Time!” Tips for Parents  

Does your little one get frustrated every time you place them on their tummy? If so, have no fear! We have some awesome alternative positions, tips, and tricks to help tummy time become an enjoyable activity for both you and...

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10 Tummy Time Toys Occupational Therapists Love

It’s no secret that tummy time is important for your child’s development, but here’s the why and the how. By spending time in a prone (belly down) position, your child is working to strengthen the muscles in her upper body, including...

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3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Tummy Time at Home

Mastering Tummy Time Tummy time is an important tactic to help build head, neck, and upper body strength in a baby. Babies tend to spend a significant amount of time on their backs, putting them at risk for delaying their...

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It’s Tummy Time!!

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised that all babies should be put to sleep on their backs. Because of this, the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has decreased over 50%. While this is saving lives, parents...

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Occupational Therapy for Babies: What Does it Look Like?

In this blog, we will discuss what occupational therapy for babies may look like at NAPA Center. Would you believe me if I told you babies have occupations too? Despite what it sounds like, occupations aren’t just jobs. An occupation...

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5 Physical Therapy Tools You Already Have at Home 

Before you click ‘purchase’ on that online order or grab your keys to drive to the nearest Target, look around your home first. You may already have some physical therapy equipment in disguise! Wonder what those household items are? Read...

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Gross Motor Development for Infants and Toddlers

You’ve probably heard your therapist, your pediatrician, or your friend who’s a parent talk about gross motor skills. But what are they, and why are they important? Babies learn so much through movement, and gross motor skills are a major...

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Our Favorite Toys For Kids Who Have Down Syndrome 

In this blog, NAPA OT Courtney shares her favorite toys for kids with Down syndrome. Not only are these toys a ton of fun, they will also benefit your child in various developmental areas! Therapist-Approved Toys for Kids with Down...

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How Can I Prevent Container Baby Syndrome?

What is Container Baby Syndrome?   Simply put, container baby syndrome is when a baby spends most of their day within some sort of device, such as a car seat or stroller, that limits their freedom to move and explore their...

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3 Tips for Teaching a Baby to Roll Over

When Should Baby Roll Over? Rolling over is one of the first milestones of a baby's gross motor development.  Babies typically begin rolling over on a consistent basis around 6 months of age (both back to belly, and belly to...

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