We do not have a new baby and we are not expecting! I do have a lot of friends with new babies though. I can easily be transplanted back to those days.
Exhausted, helpless, hungry, cranky, and that was just me. 🙂
I still remember the first time my son really spit up. I thought something was wrong and we needed to take him to the Emergency Room. It was all over me,the baby, the couch, and the floor. My husband, who already had 3 kids, assured me our son was fine and that much spit up/vomit was normal. Poor little guy also had horrible gas pains, the word colic was thrown around a bit too. He also had very sensitive skin and the worse cradle cap I’ve ever seen. Our pediatrician advised me to eliminate dairy from my diet to help with the gas and the skin issues. I hate to say it but I didn’t completely eliminate dairy although I did cut back.
I had several friends who took their newborn’s to a chiropractor. I thought it sounded ridiculous but when my son was about 1 month old I decided to try it. We went to Hill Chiropractic and immediately felt like we made the right decision. Dr. Hill explained to me how traumatic birth is for some babies, for many it’s their first neck injury. If you are in a car accident and injure your neck you may experience pain in more places than one. That could be similar to what a baby experiences. My son received an exam and an adjustment. I was taught a few massage techniques I could do on my son’s tummy to help with his gassiness. If I remember right we went back 1 week later. Our son’s tummy troubles and sleeping dramatically improved.
We had learned our lesson. When our next son was born I called to set up an appointment from the hospital. He was adjusted a few days after he was born and we never had the same digestive issues. My friend Heather at Cultivated Lives recently shared about her daughter’s experience with allergies and colic. Part of her story mentions chiropractic care.
I’ve also taken my son’s to the chiropractor when they had colds or diarrhea that wouldn’t clear up. Many times we choose chiropractic treatments instead of antibiotics for ear infections. All of this took place before we switched to a plant-based diet. I can only imagine how much healthier my kids would have been if they had been eating healthy instead of the Standard American Diet.
I’m thankful that our chiropractor now has a free kid’s day once a month. My boys love going. They went last week and have been asking to go back everyday.
Do you or your kids visit the chiropractor? We have had good and not so good experiences with them but love the office we use now.