Baby’s First Chiropractic Check-Up

Congratulations! You are either expecting or just had a baby. How exciting!

We are frequently asked by health savvy moms when they should bring baby in for their first chiropractic check up. Here is some information to help you out with that decision.

  • BabyThinkingChiropractic care is safe for newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, and adults of all ages.
  • The techniques and forces used are always customized and vary depending on a child’s developmental stage and their individual health situation.
  • Mom and Dad will always have every opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns. It is an honour that you have trusted us with your baby’s health and we will make sure that you are comfortable and happy with all stages of care.
  • Baby’s love chiropractic care! More often than not, they sleep or nurse through the entire visit.
  • Baby’s first visit will be booked for a full hour, just like yours was. Our chiropractors will take a pregnancy and birth history with you, do a full physical and neurological exam, explain any findings, and provide the first treatment during that time. Infant visits do not always take the full hour but we book it that way to make sure we have plenty of time to invest in your new bundle of joy. How much we accomplish each visit will depend somewhat on baby’s attention span.
  • Most problems respond much faster in kids than they do in adults. How quickly an issue resolves will often depend on how long it has been going on for, so something that started in utero may take a few more visits than something that happened after birth.
  • It is never too early (or too late) to bring baby in.

 

Bring baby in ASAP after birth if there
  • Was any birth trauma or strain
  • Were any interventions (vacuum, forceps, etc.)
  • Was a planned or emergency C-section
  • Are any signs or symptoms that baby is not perfectly happy, healthy, and thriving
Bring baby in within the first 4 weeks (or as soon as you can get out of the house).
  • Every baby deserves to be checked!
Gentle blend of chiropractic care and craniosacral therapy for all ages

Chiropractic care for infants centres around supporting optimal health and development.  We assess, diagnose, and treat problems of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system.  We are also able to guide families through wellness care if they chose a proactive or preventative approach.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to book an appointment for your child or book a free 15-minute chat to have a no-pressure conversation with one of our chiropractors about your child’s optimal health and development.  All of our Doctors of Chiropractic have training in paediatric health and in gentle techniques appropriate for all stages and ages.

About Amanda Stevens

Dr Amanda Stevens is a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist whose practice focuses entirely on paediatric and maternity care. She works with families through pregnancy and onward to infancy and childhood. She is passionate about thriving early development and a uses a multimodal approach for problem-solving and wellness care that is specific to each patient that walks through the door.

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