The Truth About Tummy Time - A Parent's Guide To - SIDS, the back to sleep program, car seats and more The Truth About Tummy Time - A Parent's Guide To - SIDS, the back to sleep program, car seats and more
BY STEPHANIE J. PRUITT, PT, CKTP



Welcome to a new way of thinking! For all the wonderful things this era of medical advancement has brought in the arena of infant care, the fear of SIDS is still in the forefront of many new parentsí minds. This apprehension directly influences how parents care for their babies today. In addition, the introduction of contemporary safety standards for infant transportation coupled with modern conveniences, babies are spending more and more time confined on their backs in car seats, swings, bouncers, and various other apparatuses. This combination of uncertainty and confinement is creating a dramatic rise in certain infant diagnoses such as developmental delay, torticollis, and plagiocephaly. It is difficult to radically change one aspect of infant care without influencing other areas. We are currently seeing this effect.





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