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Avoid Container Baby Syndrome During the Holidays


Avoid container baby syndrome this holiday season.

As we get closer to the holidays, we tend to tote our babies from store to store in the infant carrier, car seat, or stroller.  Does this sound familiar?  Read on to find out why too much time in these "containers" may be harmful to the development of your baby.


Here is another push for tummy time. Do you know what Container Baby Syndrome is? It is a name applied to a range of conditions caused by a baby or infant spending too much time in a container, such as a stroller, car seat, or swing. Although these containers keep a baby safe and are convenient, they actually restrict a baby’s playtime. Spending a majority of the time lying on the back in the “container” allows little to no movement of the baby's neck, spine, or body that can lead to developmental delays.


Although your baby is being kept safe in these containers, they are limiting their learning. Your baby will only see and hear from the confinement of their carrier. They will not learn balance from the way they shift when you hold them in your arms as you go about your holiday shopping. They will not learn how to lift up their head lying on the floor as they look up at the Christmas tree lights or turn toward your voice as you sing Christmas carols. This holiday season get your baby out of the carriers and check out the toys in the Our First Year backpack


Have you figured out what developmental toy in the Our First Year backpack helps with tummy time? The activity card with this toy offers ways to improve playtime with your baby while on their tummy. Check us out at www.ourfirstyear1.com and enjoy playtime with your baby…it's all in the bag.


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