toddlers with low muscle tone

Susan - posted on 03/30/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter, Caitlyn will be 18 mo. old in April and we learned in February this year through her physical therapist that she has low muscle tone in her stomach and legs. She's cruising furniture, and she'll walk as long as you hold both of her hands, but she's not walking independently. Back in February she visited the neurologist and he told me that if she's not walking by the time she's 18 mo. to give him a call. I called the receptionist this morning and I'm waiting on a return call. When I had her I had a bad sinus infection and when I went to have her my asthma flared up so bad and I had to have breathing treatments every 3 hours while I was in the hospital. I personally think my asthma had something to do with it, but no one knows for sure, only God. Any suggestions or has anyone went through this too?

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Susan - posted on 01/26/2013

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She eats normal stuff like some other kids eat, such as meat, fruits, and some veggies ( only corn), but she used to eat green beans. We don't shop organic because it's awful expensive. None of my other kids have ever had low muscle tone except her, so I just think that's how the good Lord made her...

Cindy - posted on 01/26/2013

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What is her diet like? Lack of muscle tone can sometimes be attributed to a poor diet choices that emphasize processed food instead of healthy all natural food.

Susan - posted on 01/26/2013

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She's doing well now, as she started walking when she was 18 mo. old. She still goes to physical therapy every 2 weeks, and recently she's been discharged from speech therapy. When a child has low muscle tone I've learned that it can affect their vocal cords as well. It's amazing but true.

Kristin - posted on 01/26/2013

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If you are really concerned, get her back in to the doctor or go get a second opinion.

Just keep her up and moving for now. I know it is hard not to pick them up every chance you get, but to get stronger she has got to do it herself.

I see that your post is almost a full year old now. How is she doing now?

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