How Important is Chiropractic Care for Babies?
Did you know that chiropractic care can significantly impact your baby’s health long into the future?
Your newborn babies’ tiny bodies are going through a lot of changes as they develop and grow. They are developing their sense of smell and taste, learning to calm themselves when they are upset, gaining control over their limbs physically, and becoming more curious about their environment. These changes and transformations can make even the sweetest babies have some BIG feelings.
Finding out what to do for them at the right times or how to prevent or treat problems to help them stay healthy can be a challenge for new parents. Whether your baby is experiencing behavioral, digestive, physical, or developmental issues, chiropractic care will help.
Why Chiropractic Care is the Best Choice for Babies
Even though chiropractic care may seem like an unconventional choice for infant care, there are a number of ways that it can help babies grow, develop, and function optimally. Chiropractic care has been shown to have many positive effects on infants, including better sleep, easier digestion, and a stronger immune system.
Chiropractic care for babies is also a favorite for holistic families who prefer not to turn directly to medications when their child is sick. Because chiropractic adjustments help an infant’s nervous system better adapt to illness, many families choose chiropractic care for their babies when they are sick.
How Does Infant Chiropractic Care Work?
At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we know that babies are usually born with some form of “trauma”. Because a baby passes through its mother’s birth canal and is powerfully pushed out, it is not uncommon for its nervous system to be off balance at birth. Chiropractic care for babies brings balance to their nervous system, which allows their bodies to focus on growing and hitting all of their milestones!
It’s normal for parents to be skeptical about the benefits of chiropractic care for infants. They seem so tiny and fragile, after all. Don’t worry because the chiropractors at Blossom Family Chiropractic are experts in pediatric care, so you can rest assured that your baby is in good hands. They correct the spine and pelvis of infants with gentle pressure and touch to help regulate the nervous system.
Reactive vs. Proactive Chiropractic Care for Babies
When families come into our St. Petersburg office, they are generally there for one of two reasons. Their baby is either experiencing a specific discomfort (like constipation or colic) or they are aware of the benefits of proactive chiropractic care for their baby! Whichever phase that families come into Blossom Family Chiropractic for, they are welcome with open arms.
Reactive care is the “immediate response” to a challenge that your child is currently facing. For example, if your kiddo is born with torticollis, we will reactively care for them by adjusting to directly improve their stiff movement. If you bring your kiddo in and tell us that they have recurring ear infections, we will reactively work on their ear canals to improve drainage and lessen the frequency of their ear infections. We are reacting to a specific situation.
BUT, why wait for symptoms when you can prevent them from coming? Prevention is always our preferred method.
Regular chiropractic care proactively helps support your baby’s immune system. A strong immune system is important for overall health, and it can also help protect your baby. When babies are well-adjusted, they don’t get sick as often. We also know that well-adjusted babies adapt better to their environment and are likely to meet and exceed their milestones.
Early chiropractic care provides the framework for peak performance later in life.
As parents, our goal has always been to give our children the best of everything. We understand that at Blossom Family Chiropractic. But often, families overlook what’s ahead and just focus on the present. We are fixated on providing them with healthy meals or engaging them in an active lifestyle, all in the hope that those are enough to get them in tip-top shape. Taking your kids to the chiropractor is a fantastic first step toward building a lifetime of wellness in their bodies. If you are a family in St. Petersburg, Florida who is ready to set your little one up for a lifetime of wellness, click here to book an appointment with us!