Are you a new parent? The parent of a child with special needs? A teacher or a therapist looking for information and ideas for your classroom or the families you serve? You have come to the right place!
Baby Bytes is my blog; my space to share all the information and useful strategies I have acquired in my career as a pediatric occupational therapist, an infant massage instructor, and a nationally certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator. So much online on early development and special needs is confusing, contradictory, or just plain useless. I don’t take sides in the vaccine war or the co-sleeping controversies. I just want people to know what really works with young children and why.
If you are looking for more than blog posts, please visit my website tranquil babies to learn more about my services. Don’t live in the NYC metro area? You can purchase a phone/video session for personalized support. And don’t forget to look at my new e-book, The Practical Guide to Toilet Training Your Child With Low Muscle Tone! Great for children with autism, children with Down, Prader-Willi and Ehlers Danlos syndromes, as well as for children with sensory processing issues. If you aren’t ready to train your child, and you sometimes wonder how you will ever be ready, this is the book for YOU! I provide clear checklists and instructions in every aspect of training and pre-training, explaining how the sensory and motor impacts of low muscle tone create challenges for your child and also for you.
My blog is where you will find help with newborn calming and sleep, toddler behavior management, and methods to build self-care, fine motor and handwriting skills in typically-developing young children and kids with special needs. I will tell you about the best books and toys that I can find, and give you easy strategies for daily life that you can use right away. Today.
I am trusted by families to give them equipment and toy recommendations and unbiased guidance. I don’t accept products or reimbursements for my book, equipment or toy reviews.
Take some time to search for the posts that have meaning for you, always write comments about my posts, and give me suggestions for topics that you want to see on my blog!