Day 22

Day 22 (Down syndrome Awareness Month): I talked a little about low muscle tone earlier in the month. Because of her low tone, L's feet pronate when she is standing/walking. To help correct this and give her more stability, she wears SMOs on her feet (when I can remember to put them on her). SMO stands for Supra Malleolar Orthosis, they are basically just plastic braces with a cute little pattern on them that go over her feet and a little above the ankle. Here's a pic of her taking them off, which she does immediately every time I put them on her if I don't put shoes over them.