Do you ever look at other babies sleeping or are so relaxed in their environment and wonder why yours hardly ever looks the same and can never get some rest? If the answer is yes, this article will be worth your time.
You will notice a difference between a baby that is relaxed versus a baby that is fluctuating between being very reactive and being tired. Somehow they usually look in distress when they are awake. These babies are usually very irritable, struggle to fall asleep, don’t seem to want to lie down flat on their back or on their belly, and might only want to be carried by you or be sitting upright, sounds familiar?
It is a common mistake to believe that babies cannot have any tension or stiffness in their bodies. Often, during the pregnancy or the difficult process that is birth, babies end up with tension in their upper back and neck. This tension can cause discomfort during specific movements and positions for your child, and doesn’t always dissolve by itself after birth.
They feel a persistent discomfort which they can only express by crying and avoiding certain positions that should be natural for them, like lying down for long periods of time. Since they avoid these positions, they seem to be wanting to “stand up” or “sit upright” from a very early stage (before they are 6-9 months old). It is very important that they don’t do this, even if it is assisted by you, as it will affect their developmental stages. Which are the basic cues to look after in order to see if your baby needs to be assessed by a Paediatric Chiropractor?
- He/she doesn’t like sleeping on their back.
- When on their back or car seat, they bend backwards extending their whole body and head or they stay in a C shapped position.
- Wants to sit-up or stand-up before the age of 9 months.
- Seems to be angry or irritable even after feeding or sleeping.
- He/she is looking to one specific side most of the time.
- Has developed infants colic.
- Has reflux after feeds.
The treatment is very soft and non-invasive, it is done with the same amount of pressure you would put when pressing on your own eyeball. The majority of times treatment is usually very quick and effective. Each child is assessed individually and receives a personalized treatment.
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