What is a Floppy Baby??

2 (1)Have you ever wondered why your child’s body seems “floppy”?  Do their muscles feel “loose”?  Ever feel like your little one feels especially “heavy” to carry or lift, more so than they should?  Maybe they feel as if they are slipping through your grasp when trying to pick them up?

Low muscle tone, officially defined as Hypotonia, could be the cause of these symptoms. The official cause of Hypotonia is unknown; however, it is very common and can be present in normal infants, as well as infants with specific diagnoses such as Down’s Syndrome or Prematurity.  If a child has Hypotonia, it is very likely for them to present with delayed milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking and even speaking. Read More

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