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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.

12

Oct

2017

With every child comes plenty of questions. And if that little bundle of joy has hypotonia, the list is a bit longer. As a parent of a low tone warrior, here are eight facts you, family, and friends should know:...

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5

Oct

2017

  As a parent, there are always a million things on your mind: meals, milestones, memories, and much, much more. Your child’s feet are probably pretty low on that list. But if you notice flat feet, that’s not something to...

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21

Sep

2017

  “No one loves life more than Lia.” That’s how Kelly described her three-year-old daughter. And it’s quite the statement considering all the challenges Lia’s faced in her young life. Cerebral palsy. High muscle tone. Apraxia of speech. Heart surgery....

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14

Sep

2017

“Thank you for making a doll like me.” You may have heard those words before. They came from a viral video that bounced all over social media. In it, a young girl cried as she hugged a new doll. Like...

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10

Aug

2017

  You’ve researched. As a parent, you’ve jumped from site to site, anxious to learn more about low muscle tone. You’ve explained it to family friends, and strangers. But have you ever stopped to think about what low muscle tone...

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27

Jul

2017

Shoe shopping used to be fun. But when you add impatient kids and AFOs/SMOs to the equation, it can feel more like a chore, especially if it’s your first time. Do I go up several sizes? What do I look...

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13

Jul

2017

We all pick up bad habits. Our kids are no different. Some things, like nail-biting and chewing with an open mouth, are harmless. But others impact your child for years. W-sitting is one of those habits. Don’t ignore it.  ...

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29

Jun

2017

The following is a guest post from Ali Cummins. She’s a former wannabe movie star turned middle school teacher and mother of two girls. When she isn’t busy grading papers and breaking up fights over Barbie dolls, she writes about...

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15

Jun

2017

Nicole sobbed. She couldn’t hold back her tears. The medical brochures in her hand painted a grim future. And she couldn’t do anything to stop it.   The Storm Before The Calm At her 20-week pregnancy scan, Nicole expected to...

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18

May

2017

As a parent, it’s almost impossible not to play the comparison game. Is my child ahead of the curve? Right on track? Behind? When milestone deadlines come and go, questions aren’t far behind. There are many reasons a child faces...

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