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container syndrome

container syndrome
 n.Note: Related to sense 2 of bucket baby. «A vocal contingent of doctors and physical therapists believe the strap-in chairs and carriers that millions of parents have come to rely on are contributing to an increase in cases of misshapen skulls, contorted neck muscles and delayed motor skills such as crawling and walking. A few frustrated therapists even have a name for the problems that can occur in immobilized infants: “container syndrome.”» —“Experts say ‘tummy time’ key for tots” by Jeremy Manier Chicago Tribune (Illinois) Jan. 27, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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