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Future Blog Ideas: Stay Tuned!


Here are some of Diane's future blog ideas based on information in:
NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT!
EVERYTHING FROM BOTTLES AND BREATHING
TO HEALTHY SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
By Diane Bahr (Sensory World, 2010)

Please review these topics and suggest one (or more) for a future blog. Submit your ideas using the SUBMIT A QUESTION, TOPIC, OR IDEA page.
 

   

POTENTIAL BLOG STARTER
for "How Hands and Mouths Work Together from Birth"

   

Your baby's exploration of the world will depend on her ability to process and organize sensation in the body. According to Suzanne Evans Morris and Marsha Dunn Klein "the mouth and hand have the highest number of sensory receptors per square inch" in the human body. It seems that we, as humans, are pre-wired to use our hands and mouths together for exploration, feeding, speech, and more. Once you are aware of this idea, you will see the hand and mouth connection in yourself and in your child during every day experiences.

Excerpt from NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT! EVERYTHING FROM BOTTLES AND BREATHING TO HEALTHY SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
(Bahr, 2010, p. 86)
 
  Proactive Parenting from Birth
 
  Capitalizing on Dadsí and Momsí Unique Parenting Qualities
 
  Problems with Medical-ized Birthing and Feeding Practices
 
  The Pros and Cons of Bottle-Feeding and Breastfeeding
 
  Appropriate Pacifier and Thumb Sucking vs. Pacifier and Thumb Sucking Problems
 
  Making Tummy Time Fun when Time and Opportunities are Limited
 
  How Hands and Mouths Work Together from Birth
 
  Good Mouth Play for Mouth Development
 
  When to Introduce Foods and How Much to Feed Your Child
 
  Easy-to-Teach Spoon-Feeding, Cup-Drinking, and Straw-Drinking Methods
 
  How to Encourage Speech and Communication Development from Birth
 
  The Amazing Amount of Speech Heard in the First Year
 
  How Early Communication Problems May Signal Other Problems
 
  How to Avoid and/or What to Do About:
 
  Tongue and Lip Tie
 
  Allergies and Sensitivities
 
  Ear or Sinus Infections and Respiratory Illness
 
  Reflux
 
  SIDS
 
  Childhood Obesity
 
  Picky Eating
 
  Feeding, Eating, and Nutrition Problems
 
  Long Term Pacifier and Thumb Sucking
 
  Excessive Drooling
 
  Tongue Thrust
 
  Toothgrinding
 
  Late Talking
 
  Braces and Other Orthodontic Treatment
 
  Recognizing the Early Signs of Autism and Other Disorders and What to Do
 
  A Balance Approach to Vaccines