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Research Article  |   October 1987
A Seat for Premature Infants
Author Affiliations
  • Laura J. Stap, OTR, is a Staff Therapist, Rehabilitation Services, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
  • P. Ann Reinhart, RN, is a Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Nursery, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama
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Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   October 1987
A Seat for Premature Infants
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1987, Vol. 41, 667-671. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.10.667
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1987, Vol. 41, 667-671. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.10.667
Abstract

Premature infants may benefit from short periods of supported sitting for position change, to facilitate the development of head control, to help with feeding and respiration, and to decrease intracranial pressure. This paper describes a seat designed for premature infants weighing 900 g to 2,000 g and made from thermoplastic material. The seats have been used with 30 infants with varying medical conditions.