When a child has CP, it is not uncommon for them to display a variety of muscle impairment, and almost every case is unique in this aspect. However, there are some common ones that you should be on the lookout for.
Babies progress in a fairly standard fashion when it comes to their posture development, at least for a healthy child. CP can affect the balance, and this can be very noticeable during tummy time.
Every new parent loves tummy time with their baby. It is a chance for your little one to play, you to bond with them, and it also helps strengthen arm and neck muscles. One major sign of cerebral palsy is a baby’s inability to lift its neck, while on their stomach. Parents may also notice that their head lags when being picked up. As they grow older, the issue may enhance, where a baby is unable to hold their head up, despite support.