Our Blog

Welcome to the Surestep blog! Here you will find blog posts, news stories and helpful resources about Surestep and our products, but more importantly you will find a community of parents, doctors and friends to connect with.

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May

2018

“Are my child’s Surestep SMOs too small?” If you’ve ever asked that question, you’re not alone. Unlike with clothes and shoes, it can be a guessing game as to when it’s time for a new pair. That’s because our design...

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9

May

2018

As parents, we’re all too familiar with falls. After a few tears, they’re usually easy to shake off. But that’s not always the case. While attending college in 1996, Billy Price fell three stories. He broke his neck, which left...

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25

Apr

2018

  Hypotonia. Developmental delays. Instability. Children all over the world face these obstacles. As a parent, you want the very best for your little one. But often where you live determines what sort of help you can get. Surestep SMOs...

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11

Apr

2018

Surestep products have helped thousands of kids stand, walk, run, and play. But that doesn’t mean they’re for perfect for each and every child. Sometimes changes are required to meet specific needs, which is why we offer a variety of...

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21

Mar

2018

  How did you feel after getting the Down syndrome diagnosis? Worried? Afraid? Resolved? Probably all of the above, and then some. Between the appointments and Google searches that followed, the phrase “developmental delays” likely popped up several times. You...

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7

Mar

2018

Some kids fall in love with their Surestep SMOs right away. More confidence. Better stability. New freedom. What’s not to like? For others…it takes some getting used to. That’s ok. It’s a big adjustment. But when the war over SMOs...

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28

Feb

2018

Do Surestep SMOs really work? Both practitioners and parents have asked that question. You could listen to testimonials. But the best way to find out is to put them on real kids and track the results. The following is a...

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31

Jan

2018

Hypotonia is complicated. Anyone who’s tried explaining it to friends and family knows that’s true. So it’s not surprising when misconceptions pop up. Here are seven of the most common:   Kids With Hypotonia Just Aren’t Trying Hardheaded. Lazy. Stubborn....

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24

Jan

2018

The following is a guest post by Krista Metz, a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful little boys, one of which has a disability. She writes about raising a child with hypotonia, mothering through depression, and other amazing feats. You can...

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7

Dec

2017

“Why isn’t she walking yet?” For parents of kids with hypotonia, few questions cut deeper. It only gets worse as more months fall off the calendar. And the implications are hard to ignore: What else can’t she do? What’s wrong...

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