Introduction: Chiropractic offices are receiving large numbers of infant patients into their practices. Consequently, new guidelines have been forthcoming to assist chiropractors in applying their best evidence practice to this age group. However, very little has been said in how we give advice, particularly in the important topic of prone play (“tummy time”) for the infant. It is not always recognized that research data must be translated into clinical practice in order for the practical applications to benefit the end user, the patient, and in this case the parent and the infant. Why would such a simple concept, such as an infant playing in prone position be an issue for discussion between the doctor and parents? It is because the simple messages have become convoluted, confusing and difficult to follow. It is perhaps time to go back to the beginning.
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