What is Baby Builders?

Baby Builders is a baby exercise program that teaches parents how to be proactive in their infant’s development. Parents work through four developmental stages that stimulate a baby’s motor and cognitive development from birth through tummy time and crawling until walking. The exercises 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 to meet the needs of those babies with special concerns (but is effective with all babies).

What does a baby really need in life?

Food, clothing, a warm place to sleep, love, exercise. Exercise? Yes, exercise! Child Development shares, “The processes by which infants learn to control and coordinate their bodies…set the stage for all further development. ” 1 Physical development precedes both cognitive and emotional development. But physical development can’t take place without exercise.

Is Baby Builders for my baby?

The Baby Builder’s Program was designed to help parents who have:

  1. concerns over their child’s development,
  2. “at-risk”infants,
  3. preemies,
  4. infants born with physical challenges (Down Syndrome , Cerebral Palsy, etc)

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The exercises in Baby Builders specifically build strength in the trunk (for control of posture), hips, shoulders and tummy. These muscles are most often weakest in children who are at risk or behind in their motor skill. (See our questions page for more information on postural control muscles.)

Many of these babies do not get the help they need early enough. By the time they see a therapist, many have already developed bad movement patterns and muscle imbalances that have to be corrected before the actual delay can be treated. This not only further delays their motor skills, but also their cognitive development. Many problems could be prevented or significantly reduced with some simple, constructive playtime activities during the first few months of life.

Baby Builders was created to give you the power to help your baby.

I hope you greatly enjoy Baby Builders.

May your family develop healthily!


Jenna Zervas, MSPT

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