Dr. Brita DeStefano
Tongue Ties, Tummy Time, Crawling & More! Helping You Understand Your 0-2 Year Old Child’s Developmental Motor Skills
EPISODE: 86 | DATE: November 3, 2022
“If you have some sort of nagging question or something you’re wondering about about your child’s development and want to Google things, do yourself a favor and just go straight to the professional who can help validate your concerns and help those nagging questions go away so you don’t sit there with anxiety.”
We’ve all been there. You’re at the park or on a playdate with your mom friends and their babes who are about the same age. You’re trying not to – you really are – but you can’t help but notice that your friend’s baby is crawling or walking or doing something that your child is not yet doing. And they are the same age.
You try not to panic. But the truth is, we’ve never done this before. We don’t know what is considered “normal” and what isn’t when it comes to so many things about our children, particularly their developmental milestones. I’m talking about things like rolling over, crawling, walking and other gross motor skills your pediatrician asks you about at every check up.
Today, Dr. Brita DeStefano helps take the guesswork out of those developmental skills. Dr. DeStefano is board certified as a pediatric specialist and focuses her work primarily on babies between 0 and 2 years old where much of these developmental motor skills occur.
We talk about lip ties and tongue ties as well, sleep positions, flat heads and helmets, and so much more.
Get ready to feel empowered and to truly understand what’s going on for your child in those very formative years so that you can work together to make this time enjoyable. Because it can be.
Dr. Brita DeStefano is a Denver based pediatric physical therapist, mom of 2 and founder of Progress Through Play. She believes that ‘milestones shouldn’t be a mystery’ and that all parents deserve peace of mind about their child’s development. She is passionate about proactive care when it comes to things like tummy time, torticollis, head shape and tongue tie. She offers in-home visits, virtual consults, and online courses to help empower parents to connect with their little ones through purposeful play. Connect with Dr. Brita on instagram or facebook to learn more.
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