It goes without saying that babies cry… a lot. This is generally normal and something that many parents expect to experience. It is your baby’s way of communicating with you after all, to let you know when they need or want something.
More often than not, crying signifies that your baby is tired, hungry, or needs their nappy changing. However, it can be a little disconcerting if your baby won’t stop crying. Although a crying baby is usually nothing to worry about, it’s worth checking the following to try and find the root cause of their crying:
At Technology in Motion, we use our innovative TiMband cranial helmet to treat babies with moderate to severe conditions of flat head syndrome. The TiMband works alongside a baby’s natural head growth, making it a painless and safe treatment option. Because of this, our Technology in Motion clinicians are able to help so many babies and see tremendous, life-changing results.
We all want the best for our baby, and to prepare them for the world as well as possible. Encouraging baby development can seem like a bit of a minefield however, although we promise it’s much simpler than it seems!
By carrying out the following techniques you’ll help develop your baby’s language, sensory and motor skills, physical and social development, and even potentially reach milestones earlier! Read on for a comprehensive list of the most effective baby brain development activities, to encourage healthy development within your baby.
What is Brachycephaly?
Brachycephaly is a condition characterised by a flattened area at the back of the skull. Most parents notice their baby’s brachycephalic head shape when their baby is around eight weeks of age, with their baby’s head appearing wider than expected and their ears sometimes being pushed outwards. A brachycephalic head shape can also involve a slight bulging on the forehead and a wide brow.
For babies with brachycephaly, the head is also often higher at the back and the whole back of the head can appear completely flat with the absence of any rounding towards the neck. Brachycephaly is a form of flat head syndrome and can be found either in isolation or in combination with plagiocephaly.
There has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of plagiocephaly since the Back to Sleep Campaign, and thus demand for treatment has also risen. Increasingly, parents are looking for specially moulded plagiocephaly helmets to treat their baby’s condition. Unfortunately though, parents then discover that they cannot get a helmet for their baby’s flat head syndrome on the NHS. The NHS refuses to fund this kind of treatment, with it being almost unheard of for parents to obtain a plagiocephaly helmet on the NHS.
Why is it that, in spite of mounting pressure from parents, private clinics, and the press, the NHS is still refusing to change its stance on providing plagiocephaly helmets on the NHS? This guide covers everything you need to know about the matter.
If you’ve noticed a flattening on your baby’s head and have been trying to do your research online or via various other resources, you may be a little overwhelmed at the different types of flat head syndrome and what each variation means.
Flat head syndrome is understandably a confusing condition for many who are only just finding out about it, so let this resource be a quick and easy guide to the different types of flat head syndrome.
Some parents notice that their baby has a tendency to tilt their head to one side, perhaps when they are lying down, being held, or at all times. There are 3 main reasons why a baby tends to tilt their head to one side, these are Congenital Muscular Torticollis, Acquired Torticollis and Klippel-Feil Syndrome.
To provide parents with more information about what their baby’s head tilt might be indicating, we have gathered information on these three common causes.
You’ve ticked off everything on your newborn essentials checklist, the nursery has been decked out, and your house is filled with more baby gadgets and gizmos than you even knew existed. With your due date fast approaching, now is the time to make those all-important final preparations. However, with such a long list of what to do before baby arrives, getting fully organised can seem like a mammoth task. To help smooth the process, we’ve listed a few of the key yet commonly overlooked areas that should feature on every new parents preparing for baby checklist.
Babies change so quickly and new parents are thrown into this whole new world of change with wonderment. It’s now known that babies will go through at least 5 stages of growth spurts and development leaps in their first year and each one brings new experiences and joy. Every baby is different so there are no definite rules except to know that your baby will have several growth spurts and development leaps in their first year.
As a parent, there’s enough to be thinking about without having your baby as a fussy eater thrown into the mix. Unfortunately, though, babies being fussy eaters isn’t uncommon and it’s something that a lot of parents have to adapt to.
You might be at your wits-end with your little one rejecting nearly everything that you present to them, but there are some useful tips and tricks to employ that might just help you to overcome the hurdle. Take a look at this guide for 8 tips on feeding a fussy baby: