Many people wonder why they would need to take their child to a chiropractor, let alone a newborn baby. It is a good question, but it must be said that your baby is not brand new when it is born, in fact it has already been developing in the mother’s womb for around nine months when born. Towards the end of babies nine months in utero it may well be cramped up inside moms womb, depending on how much room and how much amniotic fluid there is, as well as how big baby is.
Mum may even remember feeling her baby sitting on her hip, pressing under her ribs or being in an awkward position whilst in utero. These internal environmental factors can all have an effect on your baby’s spine and nervous system.
Then it all happens, the birthing process. This is a very important process in the development of the health of each baby; however it can be a very traumatic event and as such can affect your baby’s spine. Whether a baby is born via a caesarean section or the natural birthing process, both types of births have their own effects on a newborn baby. It is recommended to have your newborn checked soon after birth.
As your baby grows into an exploring infant and then toddler, there will be many falls, bumps and knocks that can also compromise their function. As such, many parents choose to have their children checked periodically to give their kids the best chance at optimal growth and development
Some of the many benefits of Chiropractic care for infants include:
- Treat irritable baby syndrome
- Alleviate colic symptoms
- Help poor posture
- Improve poor sleeping habits
- Alleviate gastric reflux
- Alleviate ear infections
- Improve breastfeeding and feeding difficulties
- Help infants to thrive, reaching their developmental milestones optimally
- Improve immune function
- Ensure healthy brain development
- Help alleviate constipation