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how to tell if my baby has cerebral palsy or hypotonia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Observation/time: These features are hard to detect early, but they become more apparent with age. Hypotonia describes a looseness within the muscles that make them less capable of sustaining normal posture or movement. These kids often slip through your hands if you pick them up at the armpits.The abnormal stiffness or ratchety movement of CP is detected when the kid is old enough to start moving independently.

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