Are you concerned about your infant’s development?

Baby Builders is a Developmental baby exercise program for your infant.

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DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRESS IN MINUTES A DAY!

“. . . AFTER ONLY FIVE DAYS . . . MY DAUGHTER HAS ROLLED FROM FRONT TO BACK AND BACK TO FRONT.

      Aileen Mccabe-Maucher
RN,MSW,LCSW

Baby Builders exists to help you be proactive in your child's development!

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What are other professionals and parents saying about Baby Builders?

“. . . This is exactly what every parent of a high-risk baby needs. It’s a guide that enables parents to be proactive in working toward the goal of a healthy, happy baby.”

Edward E. Gustavson, M.D.
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
Chief of Developmental Pediatrics, Children’s Medical Center, Tulsa, Ok.

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You can help your Baby

Baby Builders is a developmental baby exercise program that teaches parents how to be proactive in their infant’s development. Parents work through four developmental stages that stimulate an infant’s motor and cognitive development from birth through tummy time and crawling until walking. The activities and techniques show how to make playtime constructive. As well, it educates parents on the progression of development and recommends toys that can enhance cognitive and motor development.

The Baby Builders program was designed to promote development of babies with special concerns (but is effective with all babies).

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Baby Builder Founder Featured

Baby Builders founder, Jenna Zervas, MSPT, was recently featured in an article about infant development. You can see that article here.

High Risk Preemies Need Core Muscle Strength

Training audiences are frequently startled when I share research on the need for high-risk preemies to have strong tummies, necks, shoulders and hips. Goyen and Lui did a study on high risk premature infants who looked “apparently normal” at 12 months. However, these infants had hidden weaknesses. At 5 years of age, • 71% had […]

Work up to 20-30 minutes a day of infant activities

My husband just played the role of weekend warrior. Playing our son’s soccer team was fun for him, but now he’s feeling the pain. There was no preparation for the event, no training and certainly not a systematic build-up of time exercising. As you begin exercising your child, remember they too need to work up […]

Why Baby Builders Exercises Gets Results

Baby Builders infant development program is based primarily on the principles of movement systems balance (MSB) and postural control. Postural control muscles or CORE MUSCLES are those in the hips, tummy, neck and shoulders.

Weak postural control muscles are the primary problem with preterm infants, infants with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other at-risk infants.

Postural control plays a HUGE role in a child’s life. Those muscles stabilize the trunk to allow for good coordinated movement of the arms, legs, head, jaw and even the eyes. Strong postural control muscles allow good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills (pincer grasp, handwriting and handling of small objects), speech and swallowing, higher level motor skills (jumping, skipping, walking on a straight line, etc), and stabilization of the eyes for reading and learning.

The best time to strengthen postural control muscles is the first year. After the first year, it is MUCH more difficult — and often times impossible if the child has high muscle tone – to isolate and strengthen these muscles.   Without strong postural control muscles, a child will compensate for the lack of strength with abnormal movement patterns and “blocking” of joints to gain stability. This “blocking” significantly limits movement and coordination.

Baby Builders uses fun playtime activities to teach parents and caregivers how to strengthen an infant’s postural control muscles while stimulating his gross motor skill development.