This generation of parents have some different concerns when preparing for their children’s births than generations of yesteryear. Among the list of decisions to be made are formula or breast milk, organic or not, pampers or diapers and one of the biggest debates, to circumcise or not. We’ve all grown up hearing the expression, “tongue tied,” to describe someone who can’t quite get their words out right. Tongue tie, or Ankyloglossia, however, is a serious condition.
Tongue tie is a common condition where the tongue is actually connected to the mouth’s floor, making it difficult to suck, chew and speak. Many people grow up and are able to cope with their tie, while others are not. The decision to be made by parents is whether or not their baby’s tongue tie will be cut. Many parents count fingers and toes as soon as their baby is born, but don’t forget to check the tongue as well. Read up on tongue tie to help you make an informed decision should your child be born with a tie.