When you think of chiropractic care, you probably picture car accident victims, injured athletes, or perhaps older people with back problems. But actually, chiropractic care can benefit people of all ages and health statuses. That means it can help babies and toddlers, too!
Routine chiropractic care can help babies and toddlers in a number of ways, including…
Recovery from the birth. Birth is almost as hard on babies as it is on moms! Being squeezed through a small space and then abruptly transitioned into a strange new world can be stressful on babies’ bodies and mental state. Chiropractic adjustments can help to ease some of the resulting joint restrictions in the spine and ribs.
Better sleep. A healthy nervous system can actually translate into more regular sleep at night. That’s a benefit most parents of young children treasure!
A healthier immune system. As you have probably discovered, young children put absolutely everything in their mouths, touch everything, and tend to sneeze directly into one another’s faces. A healthy immune system can keep some of those common colds and other illnesses at bay, and regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve immune functioning.
Stress relief. Yes, babies can be stressed out too! Regular adjustments can help to relieve stress and promote an easier disposition in young children.
Other common problems. Chiropractic care can often help ease colic, help babies breastfeed more easily, and more.
If you have a concern with your baby or toddler, or just want to begin regular chiropractic care to promote a healthier spine and nervous system, please give us a call. We perform very gentle adjustments on children that can improve many areas of their health and functioning.