Are you concerned about your infant’s development?

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

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You can be proactive in your infant’s development!
You can improve your baby’s motor skills!
You can minimize developmental delays!

 

Baby Builders is a Developmental Baby Exercise Program for:

  • Strength, balance, coordination (Motor Skills)
  • Infant’s development physically, cognitively, emotionally
  • The prevention of delayed infant development

Baby Builders Live Training in Tulsa, Oklahoma September 20th, 2014

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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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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 [...]

Research: Early Intervention may reduce impact of Autism

A new pilot study suggests that Early Intervention in children  reduces the impact of autism later in their life.  According to Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. “Seven children diagnosed with autism at ages 6 months to 15 months who underwent a variety of interventions by parents and healthcare providers had lower rates of autism [...]

Say it Ain’t so: Motor Skill Development affects Speech?

Research continues to tell us that motor skill development in infancy is really the cornerstone to all other development.  For example, let’s look at speech. If a child has a weak trunk and neck, does it affect their speech?  You bet it does.  Just like the old, children’s song about all the bones being connected, [...]

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.