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Adjusting to Casts

 The casting stage can be the most trying time for a Mom & Dad on a little one’s clubfoot journey. This can be due to the fear of the unknown, the fear for our baby, the discomfort caused to our child and the inability to alleviate said discomfort. Additionally, many parents do not know of clubfoot diagnosis prior to birth further exaggerating the anxiety for the parents. Therefore difficulty adjusting to casts can be felt by both parents and the clubfoot baby. When addressing the cast(s) in regards to the baby, follow our checklist to ensure everything is correct: Bottom of the cast □Check the toes□ Are they pink? □ Are they blue & cold?□ Are the toes swollen? Sometimes...

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Clubfoot Babywearing

Baby-wearing for clubfoot babies is achievable and highly recommended. Personally I used the Tula Free-to-Grow and absolutely loved it. So did my son and we are now waiting for the release of their PRESCHOOL (up to 70lbs) carrier to purchase. Click here to see all the Tula options.   Also be sure to use our exclusive offer of $5 off with code CLUBFOOTSTORE5 at Tula's checkout! Please note: That carrier choice is highly personal, as it will fit every caregiver and baby differently. Many people have used additional carriers to the ones listed with casts and boots & bar, they have had to been creative with modifying their positions. SaveSaveSaveSave

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WARNING: Improper Castings

Many good doctors, orthopaedic or not may lay claim to being able to fix your child’s club foot/feet. However, the Ponseti Method requires a  Ponseti trained doctor trained to properly manipulate the foot/feet and apply a cast. While you may have an excellent Doctor or surgeon willing to do the work, you might not want them too. (You can check the Ponseti Website for a list of Ponseti recognized Doctors.)If you have already proceeded with a Doctor and are experiencing inconsolable crying and painful cries from your child you are likely overwhelmed and looking for answers. There is a difference between a baby adjusting to casts and improper casting   that is causing pain and discomfort. Improper casting can cause a...

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The Ponseti Journey

Check out the  Clubfoot Store to purchase your support & awareness apparel!     __________________________________________________________________________________________________  The currently accepted method of treatment for clubfoot or clubfeet is the Ponseti method of correction. If you had asked what that means two years ago I would have had no clue. Now that we are amidst treatment it is really not quite as scary as it sounded when my son was first diagnosed in-utero at 36 weeks.  During our casting phase, I remember having to remind and re-tell family members the same things, they asked the same questions, "how many casts?", "how much longer?", "how long in the boots and bar?" In fact, I still get the question from those who are close to...

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