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The Boppy Nursing Pillow: 3 Uses For Developing Your Baby’s Gross Motor Skills

The Boppy nursing pillow is a signature item in every newborn parents’ household. The padded pillow allows easy nursing for mommies, but also can be used as a positioning tool for your baby as their gross motor skills progress. It is C-shaped, which allows it to be placed easily around one’s waistline.  Here are 3 other ways you can use a Boppy nursing pillow to aide in your baby’s development.

1) Tummy Time

Tummy time is an important aspect of child development. When children lay on their tummy they work on their arm and head musculature as precursors to crawling.  To aide in tummy time, prop the Boppy Pillow under your child’s chest area.  This extra padding makes it easier for them to push through their arms, play with toys while on their tummy, and hold their body up.

2) Supportive Sitting

A great alternative to the bumbo seat, that is often a fan favorite for sitting, is using your Boppy Pillow. As your child is first learning to sit, you want to practice on a stable floor surface compared to couches that have more cushion, which makes sitting a little more difficult. You can place the pillow snuggly behind their bottom and legs to allow increased back support by the pillow. Another way to promote sitting is placing it around your child’s stomach to promote forward reaching for toys while working on their trunk musculature.

3) Supportive Lying

As your child gets older, use the Boppy Pillow to support their head up while laying, rather than flat on their back. With supportive lying you give your child more opportunities to interact with their surrounding environment, whether it be toys or people.
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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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