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Baby Constipation!

Do you have a new born that is struggling during the day. Always feeling uneasy and sore? Constipation is a big issue for newborns and can be caused by various physical and environmental factors. In this blog we will be talking about babies with constipation and how our paediatric chiropractors in Melbourne can help!

How Does Constipation Start?

Constipation in babies can start from many different things. Food is always going to be the main cause and limited fluids. Allergies and other factors may contribute with this aswell as imobility of the child.

What Are The Symptoms?

– Decreased frequency of stools

– Straining on bowel movements

– Hard stools can be pebble like

– Bloated abdomen

– Spasms and cramps

How To Prevent Baby Constipation?

Baby constipation can be prevented by giving the baby a fibre nutritious diet that includes fruit and vegetables. This not only gives the child their well needed fibre intake to grow but also enhance other vitamins to build immunity. Increasing fluids and making sure water is given in their diet about from milk is also a great way to help supplement and get those bowels moving.

How Can A  Paediatric Chiropractor Help?

Our team of paediatric chiropractors can help by using mobilisations to increase bowel movement and help with constipation. Babies do not need allot of force and hence why specialized training must be done to assess, examine and treat issues such a constipation. Colic and reflux is also a common complaint treated by our paediatric chiropractors!

If you are someone that has noticed a change in your babies bowel movements our team of paediatric chiropractors can help! Call us on 9302 1023 or book online today.

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Reflux & Colic In Babies

Reflux and colic is a common symptom found in babies which causes them to take in excessive amount of air causing them to feel uncomfortable and u settled throughout the day/night.

At times this can limit your child’s ability to sleep and hinder their development. As we know sleep is the foundation of a babies growth and must be taken seriously to ensure optimal function and wellbeing.

How Do I Know My Child Has Colic/Reflux?

– Sleeping Problems

– Struggling To Eat

– Unable To Put On Weight

– Pain or Discomfort In Chest

– Consistent Hiccups/Coughing

What Should I Do As A Parent?

Best plan when babies are suffering with reflux or colic is to visit a paediatric professional. Our chiropractors not only assess and diagnose your babies symptoms but we can treat the underlying cause without the use of pharmaceutical products.

How Does A Paediatric Chiropractor Help?

A paediatric chiropractor helps by using gentle techniques and motions to help correct issues in the babies musculoskeletal system. This can include specific areas such as the TMJ or low back (hip) areas.

If you are a parent that currently has an unsettled baby and are wondering what could be the causes. Our Paediatric chiropractors may be able to help decrease these symptoms and allow the baby to fully recover.

To book online use the link provided or call on 9302 1023 to schedule your first appointment.

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Child Day Care Preparations in 2023!

Are you a parent that has a newborn and are worried about the germs, bacteria and crazy children that day cares can have? Well this is the child care blog for you!

How Do I Know What Child Care To Enrol In?

Every child care is different and you may be doing your research for months on end although the best thing to do is create a list of your top 3 care centres that are not to far away but also look like they cater for your child’s needs. Thankfully these days child care centres allow you to check out their facilities and see for yourself how your child could fit in and also ways in which they monitor the kids to ensure they are kept safe.

What Are The Benefits Of Child Care?

Child care enables children to socialise and engage with other kids their age allowing them to learn new skills and prepare them for their later years of interaction at school. Child care also gives children opportunities to make new friends and experience different things through activities.

What Age Should My Child Go To Child Care?

Child care is not a necessary thing! It is just another way to stimulate your child’s brain to get them use to being in different scenarios. This is all obviously dependant on whether or not parents are working. Day cares offer day to day based care where you can choose to only send your child 2 or 3 days a week allowing you to create some form of structure not only for you as a parent but also for your child to prepare them for Kinder/Montessori. Usually a great time for day care would be btw the ages of 2-3 years old. This is always a great time as not only will the kids grasp things and learn but they are able to move around themselves and be self sufficient.

Is Child Care Necessary?

In Short, No. This is just another way of structure your child’s week and also give parents the ability to work on those days.

What Else Can Be Done Instead Of Child Care?

Many Things! Taking your kids to extracurricular activities such as the library or different classes such as Gimberoo (activity based learning) or baby language/reading classes can all help stimulate your child’s brain.

How Can Chiropractors Assist?

Our Chiropractors work with pain but we also help correct structural imbalances and also have an effect on making changes to babies with colic and reflux. We have trained paediatric chiropractors who target regions with low force/ gentle techniques to enhance bodily function and wellbeing of your child.

If you are someone that has noticed any changes to your child’s posture, gait (walking) or are noticing that your child is suffering from colic/reflux our chiropractors may be able to help improve your child’s symptoms!

To book online use the link provided or call 9302 1023 to book your first appointment today!

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Is Your Baby Sleeping At Night?

A quiet baby is considered a luxury to most parents although at times this isn’t in our control no matter what we do!

Sometimes babies decide to get sore or really gassy and in doing so they become uncomfortable.

Our goal here at The Melbourne Chiropractor is to provide a service that enables our practitioners to help assist and alleviate some of these symptoms that may be causing your child to feel this way!

Our approach to paediatric care is both gentle and concise and we have experienced professionals onboard in the industry who have dealt with children for many years.

Concerns That We Can Treat Include:

– Pain

– Muscle Imbalances 

– Sleep Disturbances

– Concentration 

– Colic

– Reflux

– Bedwetting 

– Constipation 

If you are someone who is unsure whether or not your child is suffering from any of the above symptoms, our experienced team of chiropractors are more than happy to do a check-up to ensure your infant is functioning to the best of their abilities! 

If you would like to know more you can call on 9302 1023 or book online at any of our Westmeadows, Fawkner or Broadmeadows Locations with one of our paediatric chiropractors!