7 Statements Hypotonia Moms Are Tired Of Hearing

by Aculbertson


7 statements hypotonia moms are tired of hearing

As the mom of a rock star who has low muscle tone, you hear the same things over and over. Some are sincere, kindhearted questions and suggestions. Others are…not so kindhearted.

Here are just a few:

He will catch up.

I hope so. And we work on it every day. But he has real physical limitations. Ignoring that fact is a mistake. Low tone won’t magically go away. That’s why I do everything I can to get him all the help he needs.


Why isn't she walking yet?

Hypotonia robs her of stability. So some delays are totally expected and totally ok. But like everyone else, she’s learning to work within her own limitations.


He's just weak.

Nope, nope, nope. Low tone and weakness? They’re not the same thing. Kids with hypotonia can actually be very strong. But you know what real strength is? Overcoming the obstacles he faces every single day.


By that age, my child could...

Stop. Comparisons don’t help anyone. It’s great that by 12 months your child could walk, run, and fly. But mine has low tone. She’ll go at her own pace, and there’s nothing wrong with that.


You baby her.

No, I just know my child. She may need a bit more TLC than the next kid, but we’re always moving forward, one inchstone at a time.


When will he outgrow it?

Outgrow? Never. Muscle tone doesn’t really change, even with exercise. When will he adapt, overcome, and be awesome? Every day.


You're lucky she isn't walking.

Seriously? I’d LOVE to be exhausted after a long day of chasing her around the house. Instead, I’m tired from carrying her from one appointment to the next.



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