View Full Version : Advice and Q's about babies with LOW TONE (muscle)
Is there any other mums out there that have a child with low tone?
I would love to ask you some questions.
i have afive year old son who is low toned and has a sensory intergration issue.
being low toned has made his first five years very bumpy :o
he walked at 10months and has hit all his millstones right on time sometimes before he should.
the only problem is he falls over quiet alot ,well he use to we went to the physio department of the sydney kids hospital and we did lots ( i mean lots)
of encouragment through play .
he is so much better now and this year we inrolled him in junior rugby league he realy needed something structured to do.
the worst thing i did was keep him in his stroller for to long because it was easier than stopping every couple of minutes due to falling down or just giving up.
our ped said he would find things such as swimming and riding a bike quite hard and she was right he finds it really hard he says it hurts his legs which is apparently true because he is low toned it takes a bit of extra work.
know one else can tell he has anything wrong they just think he is a clumpsy kid and a full on boy which he is.
the physio department run baby classes to develope babys tone etc maybe your local gp could help you find something similair.private physio is pricey but they may be an option to.
gymbaroo is expensive (you have to pay up front ) but if money isnt an issue they are suppose to be great ,if money is an issue like it is for us then use what you've got at home .
put your bub in a sheet and get your partner to help you gentley swing him ,
set up obstacle courses with bows for tunnels andup side down chairs to manouvre over or under ,
the beach is a great place to play because you need to put in more effort to walk around .
even the local park will provied a cheap but effecient way of your baby becoming more toned.
while it does get better they need just a little bit extra love and attenion imagine if you wanted to run and play with your friends and you fell over all the time or couldnt hold your self up on the monkey bars its really important to encourage them to be the kind of people that never give up.
it can be quiet depressing to see other children achieving perfection on skills your bub "ought" to be doing but remember each child is diffrent and each one has his or hers strengths just because your bub may find somethings take some extra work dosent mean there not worth trying ,just look on with pride .
i hope this has been helpful sorry if it wasnt .!
i would love to hear about your child and how things are going for you ,private message me anytime, oh does that sound sleazy :) .
i hope not .
take care from bree
My 18 month girl has just been 'diagnosed' as 'low tone' by an OT. She doesn't bum shuffle, crawl or walk, she rolls everywhere. She doesn't really say any words yet and she is not even close to being able to use a spoon to feed herself. I have spent a fortune on Pshyio and Chiro and now OT. She says that there is nothing wrong with her mentally or emotionally but believe me it keeps me up at night.
Does anyone else out there have any other situations like this?:hair:
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