What you know could save your baby's life. With the great fear of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, parents today want and need an easy-to-read, concise guide to navigate the maze of information surrounding SIDS and the Back to Sleep program. The biggest question we all have is, "What is best for my baby?" Written by Pediatric Physical Therapist and mother of three, The Truth About Tummy Time is that guide. Get the answers you need while learning the best way to care for your infant with confidence. The Truth About Tummy Time takes a close look at SIDS and sheds light on the consequences that have developed out of the Back to Sleep era. Find out what condition now exists in 1 in 300 infants as a result of the Back to Sleep program and how to prevent it with your child, get the answer to "Is it ok for my baby to lay on her stomach?" as well as many more.
For all the wonderful things this era of medical advancement has brought in the arena of infant care, the fear of SIDS is still in the forefront of many new parents’ minds. This apprehension directly influences how parents care for their babies today. In addition, the introduction of contemporary safety standards for infant transportation coupled with modern conveniences, babies are spending more and more time confined on their backs in car seats, swings, bouncers, and various other apparatuses. This combination of uncertainty and confinement is creating a dramatic rise in certain infant diagnoses such as developmental delay, torticollis, and plagiocephaly. It is difficult to radically change one aspect of infant care without influencing other areas. We are currently seeing this effect.
Stephanie graduated from the University of South Alabama Magna Cum Laude in 1998, with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy. Her experience in Pediatric Physical Therapy spans the last 10 years. Currently, she serves as Director of Pediatric Physical Therapy at Eagle Rehab, Inc. in Madison, Alabama. Noticing a trend in the field coupled with a the personal experience of plagiocephaly with her first son, Stephanie began to research the topics of SIDS, the Back to Sleep Program and the rising incidence of diagnoses like torticollis, plagiocephaly, developmental delay and sensory processing disorder. She now teaches other health care professionals nationally on her research findings and serves to enhance the current treatment techniques in these areas.