Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is caused by damage to the developing brain, which can occur before, during, or shortly after birth.
“Mild CP” refers to a type of cerebral palsy where the symptoms are less severe and typically involve mild spasticity or stiffness in the muscles. Babies with mild CP may have difficulty with fine motor skills like grasping objects or holding a spoon, but they are usually able to walk independently and participate in most activities of daily living with little or no assistance.
It’s important to note that the severity of CP can vary greatly from person to person, and a diagnosis of mild CP does not necessarily mean that the condition is not significant or will not impact the individual’s life. Early diagnosis and intervention can help optimize outcomes for babies with CP, regardless of the severity of their symptoms.