hypertonia in infants

Low Tone vs. High Tone — What Does It Mean For Your Child?

Day2DayParenting Child Development

Has someone ever told you that your child has low tone? Or high tone? Have they explained exactly what that means and how it can affect your child’s development? What is Muscle Tone? The word “tone” is commonly used to describe how much muscle definition a person has. The medical definition of tone is different and describes tone as the …

Day2DayParentingLow Tone vs. High Tone — What Does It Mean For Your Child?

Q&A: 10 Month Old Hypertonic Baby

Tamara Guo Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Special Needs Diagnoses

I am a mother of a 10 month old baby boy who has stiffness or hypertonicity in his ankles that keeps his leg claw shaped.  By 10 months he should be showing independent sitting and crawling but my baby is not doing so.  He was able to roll on tummy before and is not even doing that for the last two …

Tamara GuoQ&A: 10 Month Old Hypertonic Baby
3 month old baby with stiff legs

Q&A: 3 Month Old Baby with Stiff Legs

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

My daughter was born 3 months ago via c-section (she was breech). Since birth, she has been very rigid and stiff. Her legs would constantly lock tight and she could even stand on her feet with straight legs (being held of course) within the first month or so. I’m just concerned because I’ve been reading stuff about cerebral palsy and …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 3 Month Old Baby with Stiff Legs