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Pleasantly cradled – This Life Magazine

Pleasantly cradled – This Life Magazine

This Life Magazine – The Lifestyle Magazine for People with Children If there’s something shared by all parents, across the world, it’s their desire for the newborn baby to develop correctly, to comply with the achievement tables and expectations, to roll over on time, to crawl in the right way, and to stand up at […]

How does a First Step diagnosis differ from other diagnostic methods?

How does a First Step diagnosis differ from other diagnostic methods?

We’re often asked about the differences between the First Step diagnostic method and other diagnoses – particularly physical therapy. Do bear in mind that parents need to choose the method that’s most appropriate for them. Also, the differences noted here do not rule out other diagnostic methods, and are intended to highlight First Step’s specific, […]

What happens following a First Step diagnosis?

What happens following a First Step diagnosis?

 We may recommend taking part in a workshop for developmental support. Some babies’ diagnoses show that they need continuing work in a developmental aspect. This can be provided in a group structure, and that framework is often preferable for them. We may recommend taking private lessons. We may recommend participation in five to ten private […]

What does a private lesson in the First Step method consist of?

What does a private lesson in the First Step method consist of?

The lesson must be an enjoyable process, in which most of the learning takes place through play, in optimal conditions for learning. Private lessons are individual meetings – where the participants are the parents, the baby, and the instructor. It’s a learning experience, and that’s why we call it a lesson. What does a private […]

Home Exercise for Parents and Babies

Home Exercise for Parents and Babies

How long should parents practice the home exercises? We recommend practicing at least once a day for 15 to 30 minutes, and the minimum for effective practice is three times a week. In fact you can practice without restriction, as long as baby cooperates and is having fun. While there’s no such thing as “too […]

Developmental delays at age 3 – 6 months

Difficulties in eye – hand coordination: for example when the baby does not extend his hand to grasp an object, or does not identify it. Difficulty in lying on the tummy and raising the head: a difficulty more noticeable at this age. Babies who don’t try to roll over: rolling usually happens between four months […]

First Step Workshops – From 3 to 6 months

First Step Workshops – From 3 to 6 months

This workshop targets a crucial stage in baby’s development: it’s a stage where babies have a narrow window of opportunity to master topics that are critical for the rest of their life. We deal with all the relevant topics, and parents are fully involved in the process Balance reflex At three months, babies should transition […]

First Step workshops – From Birth to 3 months

First Step workshops – From Birth to 3 months

Even as an embryo, your baby’s preparing for life. While still in the womb, babies are improving their sense of balance, strengthening their muscles, learning, and developing their senses. All this creates a basis for their future learning. And once baby is truly ready in terms of skills, that’s when birth should start. But it […]