Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Features

~Be sure to check out this post by Starfish Therapies on how to make a DIY weighted lap bag. The use of a dog toy is such a fun idea and I can't wait to try it out myself!

~AOTA's next pediatric virtual chat is on Response to Intervention and will take place on February 13 at 11:00 EST. These chats always provide good information on timely topics. Click here to sign up and click here to check out previous pediatric virtual chats.

~ The Atlantic had an interesting article on the dangers of car seats. They are not dangerous when used in cars, but can be harmful and affect development when used at other times. As an occupational therapist, I always discourage parents from using a car seat as a chair. It's always best to let your little one try to move around on the floor, with supervision, of course.

~The article above led me to a blog on the New York Times website about the dangers of baby walkers. This article discusses the motor and cognitive impairments that can arise from the use of a baby walker. A good read on why the use of baby walkers is not always the best idea for your little one.

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