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Floppy Baby (Overview)

Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the presence of an underlying central nervous system disorder, genetic disorder, or muscle disorder.


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Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more

Floppy Baby (Overview)

Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the presence of an underlying central nervous system disorder, genetic disorder, or muscle disorder.


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What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

Motor delay: These babies are hypotonic i.e. They have poor muscle tone they consequently have delayed motor milestones. Intense physical and or occupational therapy is in order. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
once
Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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How can I get rid of a floppy chin?

How can I get rid of a floppy chin?

Surgery: Exercises generally don't help the chin area. You may want to consider plastic surgery if the problem is severe. ...Read more

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What is floppy baby syndrome?

What is floppy baby syndrome?

Hypotonia: There are a lot of things that cause this. Try this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003298.htm ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
once
Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?

Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more

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What is floppy baby syndrome and how is it treated?

Motor delay: These babies are hypotonic i.e. They have poor muscle tone they consequently have delayed motor milestones. Intense physical and or occupational therapy is in order. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Floppy baby?

What is the definition or description of: Floppy baby?

Hypotonia: Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the presence of an underlying central nervous system disorder, genetic disorder, or muscle disorder. ...Read more

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How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

How would floppy baby syndrome affect a person later on in life?

Some Physical Change: These children sometimes have to work harder to acheive good muscle tone and strength which certainly may affect sports and such skills.Also one has to be sure that there are no other associated medical issues. ...Read more

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Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Is limp baby the same thing as floppy baby?

Roughly the same: Usually, floppy/limp refers to a baby whose muscle tone is unusually low. This has a wide variety of causes and needs evaluation by a specialist (neurology and/or developmentalist). ...Read more

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How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

How do people feel about immunization for floppy baby syndrome?

Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read more

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Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Doubtful: I have never heard of that. A floppy larynx is because the cartilage is still soft and it hardens with time- appropriately. I have never heard of any correlation to female adams apple. ...Read more

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Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more

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Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Floppy babay syndrom: Floppy baby syndrome is possible. I would take the child to a pediatrician for an opinion. ...Read more

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My premature baby is now at 8 weeks adjusted age. He has clenched fists and curled toes most of the time, he is stiff yet floppy should I worry yet?

My premature baby is now at 8 weeks adjusted age. He has clenched fists and curled toes most of the time, he is stiff yet floppy should I worry yet?

Sounds normal: Infants often quickly clench their hand to age 4 months and toes to a year. If never unclenched it is abnormal. You are likely to worry to age five just because premi's do that to moms sometimes. Your pediatrician should be monitoring these issues. I routinely sent premi's that early to early childhood programs for closer monitoring. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin(25mcg), he is little floppy. does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? what can be other concerns of ?

My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin(25mcg), he is little floppy. does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? what can be other concerns of ?

It might be: Check the thyroid function tests at your pediatrician office. He might need to adjust the dose of the mediation. Best! ...Read more

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Are contacts for astigmatism big and floppy?

Are contacts for astigmatism big and floppy?

Some are: Some contact lenses for astigmatism are soft toric lenses that are very flexible and larger. Better for astigmatism correction are rigid contacts. These are smaller and not flexible. The vision with these are the best that can be achieved by any visual aid. ...Read more

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How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

Ear cartilage: Were you born with the condition, or was it acquired thru injury? A plastic surgeon or ENT specialist should be able to evaluate the problem & offer you options for treatment. ...Read more