Upseat vs other baby floor seats

As a pediatric occupational therapist, one of the biggest things that is crucial in development is core strength and proper pelvic positioning.

What is the Upseat?

The Upseat is similar to other floor seats that are used to keep your little one in one place. The biggest difference between Upseat and the other guys is the position of the pelvis. The Upseat was created by Physical Therapist and other developmental therapists to ensure that the baby is in proper alignment when seated in the seat.

Why is positioning important?

Proper positioning means proper posture, hip alignment, balance and core strength. With proper positioning it allows for your baby to functionally engage in their environment. It is important that in sitting, the pelvis is tilted slightly forward in an anterior pelvic tilt.

Anterior pelvic tilt vs Posterior pelvic tilt:

Anterior pelvic tilt allows for the baby to put their weight through both of their hip bones and have their pelvis in a slightly tilted forward position. This is extremely important for several reasons!

  1. Builds core strength: in this position the baby HAS to use their core to keep them upright which helps them develop strong core muscles.

  2. Attention: this position elicits your Reticular Activating System in your brainstem which helps with attention to tasks and remaining engaged.

  3. Helps with fine motor development: in this position the babies feel supported enough to use their arms to reach out of their base of support to grab toys and enhance those fine motor skills!

Posterior pelvic tilt is a position where your pelvis is rounded down causing a slouching position. In this position, the core is not activated and it makes it harder for babies to use their arms to engage in their environments.

I recommend the Upseat to any parents that are looking for a floor seat for their little one! You can use my discount code for 10% off! CAITLIN10

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