infant development

Developmental Movement Patterns That Carry Us Through Life

As a Family Health Coach, a big part of the work I do with my clients is educating and helping with their baby’s and children’s development.

Whether that be physical development through reaching milestones, or helping with introduction to solids, or even helping navigate through their baby’s sleep development. As babies grow up, into big kids, I also work with them on more specific development of fine and gross motor skills, as well as development of social-emotional regulation skills, attention, focus, and more, so that they can become functioning little humans and reach their highest potential in their daily lives.

Today I wanted to talk about physical development, and specifically about the 4 main developmental movement patterns that help us achieve our motor milestones, and literally carry us through life.

It takes a village to raise a child: how Occupational Therapists can support new moms!

Since having my first child just two years ago, I developed a strong passion for pre-natal/postnatal women’s health, the bonding/attachment between mom and baby, and supporting moms to support their child’s development from the beginning.  My newfound courage as a mother recently propelled me into starting my own business, as an entrepreneur and Occupational Therapist, called Play & Bloom Therapy. 

My goal is to become a part of their (moms) 'village', to foster their support network, which will positively impact the health and well-being of both mom and baby.