Some early warning signs of CP (for all babies, multiples, preemies, and babies that are full term) are:
- Problems sucking and swallowing.
- A weak or shrill cry.
- Unusual positions. Often the body is either very relaxed and floppy or very stiff. When held, babies may arch their backs and extend their arms and legs. These postures are different from and more extreme than those that sometimes occur in babies with colic.
One thing I noticed when Elijah was a infant was that it was often difficult to change his diaper. His legs were stiff making diaper changes hard.
Pictures of Elijahs little AFO's will be posted soon :)