by the Left Coast Rebel
I saw this yoga baby video early this morning on my local news. Being that I live in Southern California and have actually seen hippie moonbats like this woman that project their hippie moonbat ways onto their children (often babies, even), I assumed that the yoga baby and mother in the video was from my state, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, or perhaps, alas; even San Diego.
She's not a Californian -- she's Russian -- and her name is Lena Fokina.
Get a load of this:
Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in on the yoga baby or doing yoga with your baby (or throwing your baby around in the air and calling it ''yoga'') over at Fox News:
Parents, I’m begging you, please don’t try this at home. While Fokina has given an interview claiming her version of baby yoga can speed up and improve the developmental process – and, strangely, she claims it can also strengthen the baby’s hands – this is simply not based in facts. If anything, these prolonged and extreme jerking motions in a very small infant could potentially damage joints and even lead to shaken baby syndrome.
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), for those who are unfamiliar with the term, occurs as a result of violently shaking the baby in a way that forces the head in back and forth motions in one or more directions resulting in severe acceleration and deceleration of the head, according to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Symptoms range from irritability to vomiting to seizures, and the long-term consequences of SBS can include learning and physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavior disorder, cognitive impairment and death. This happens because the brain is still immature and easily injured, and the baby’s neck muscles are not yet strong enough to support its head, which makes up 25 percent of its body. That means, while the baby is being flung through the air, the neck cannot stabilize the head’s motion.
What’s worse -- the injuries may go unnoticed for years. SBS cases are most commonly reported in children less than two years of age, but the long-term consequences may not be fully apparent in children before age six.
So, if you’re thinking introducing exercise early in life to your child, I’m all for it. But do it the right way and don’t improvise.