The nurse is assessing a 4-month-old suspected of having cerebral palsy. Upon initial interview, which of the following statements by the mother would indicate that the infant may have cerebral palsy?

"My baby cannot lift her head up, she is floppy"


•Hypotonia is an early manifestation of cerebral palsy. The infant should be able to support their head by age 4 months.

•Infants with cerebral palsy may also have an irregular posture, muscle stiffness, and spasticity.

•By age 6-months, the infant should be able to roll over. Sitting up without support also begins around 6 months.

•Tilting of the hip is an indication of hip dysplasia.

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