getting toddler to wear braces

Jasmine - posted on 10/25/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I thought I posted this question whoops lol
Is there any tricks that mom's may have for their toddlers to keep the braces on at night?
My son is 3 and I get about 3 hours out of him with them on. I'm trying to prevent him having to get recasted. Please help tricks or what you tried that may have worked. Thanks a bunch

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Sarah - posted on 10/25/2014

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If he wears them 24 hours a day, can he have a break of an hour right before bed? You could rub and stretch him a bit? If he can't be rolled can you reposition his legs, like push a rolled towel under his knees

Sarah - posted on 10/25/2014

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How many hours in a day is he to wear them? Just during nighttime sleep? Does the device prevent him from repositioning himself? Like is he stuck on his back? If so, could you go in after two hours and gently roll him onto his side and support him with pillows? Then you could gain a few hours each night.

Jasmine - posted on 10/25/2014

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I'm sorry my son was born with club feet they are called ponseti braces. They have a bar in between and they keep the child's feet outward.

Jodi - posted on 10/25/2014

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What sort of braces are you talking about? I'm sorry, but I'm not aware of why you would need to keep a toddler in braces at night. Is this a medical thing? It may just be that you use a different word than I do to refer to these braces you are talking about (different countries, cultures, etc).

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