Exercises to help your baby's development and bring you peace of mind.

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      Aileen Mccabe-Maucher

We understand what it is like to be concerned about your baby's development.


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 get involved 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. These activities and techniques make playtime more constructive. And, it educates parents on the progression of development and recommends toys that can enhance cognitive and motor development.

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


A Tummy Time Timer

Does your child or the children you work with despise tummy time?  Like you, I’ve worked with children that in no words say, “No way, Jose!  I will not get on my tummy!” Recently in a training, an OT encouraged all of us to use a timer and verbal cues to train the child to […]

The Link Between Early Eye Contact and Autism

Pay Attention to Eye Contact early in your infant’s life.  It may reveal a link to autism.   Research from the National Institute of Health and from Emory Health Sciences continue to show that eye tracking is a key to the diagnosis of autism in infants.   “The researchers followed babies from birth until 3 […]

Household items and toys key to infant motor development

Sometimes the research just proves what ya know. Ya know? Researchers at the University of Texas-Arlington share with us that household toys and furniture can be keys to a child’s motor skill development. For example, the space between a sofa and a coffee table may be the space that the child first wants to cross. […]

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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.