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A client recently came to me that her one-year-old son needed tubes in his ears because he has chronic ear infections, but they wanted to try a Chiropractor first, and only a few visits later, the sons’ ears have been cleared and will not be needing tubes anymore. A Chiropractor can’t fix every ailment, but many people swear by them, this is why you need to keep a lookout for signs your baby may need a Chiropractor because they can really help.

A Chiropractors philosophy is that they try to improve a babies nervous system to remove any interference that may have happened due to something like a tough deliver or a genetic issue. They do not cure anything, but they try to improve the nervous system.

There is not a set way to know if your baby needs an alignment or adjustment until the baby has been examined by a Chiropractor. Chiropractors do not do any popping or crunching that you might associate with the profession until the children are older. It is important to make an appointment with a Chiropractor who is accredited to work with babies and children.

Here are some signs to look for in your baby

1. Trouble Latching
One of the reasons Chiropractors see babies is because they have trouble feeding, especially very small babies because they do not latch. There might be a slight misalignment in the way the jaw is aligned. Light Chiropractic adjustment can help realign the jaw, giving the baby the best possible chance to latch onto the bottle or nipple.

2. Constipation
An adjustment by a Chiropractor can help alleviate constipation in babies and quickly. If you think your baby may be constipated, it may be time to schedule an appointment.

3. Chronic Ear Infection
As with the start of the article, proponents claim that a Chiropractic adjustment can help mitigate the need for having tubes put in your babies ears because of chronic ear infections. Patients generally show improvement from their first visit.

4. Reflux
In babies with reflux, Chiropractic adjustments could help give the baby some relief.

5. Not Sleeping
If your baby is chronically not sleeping well or waking up repeatedly during the night, a visit to your Chiropractor might help. Imbalances of the spine can occur during childbirth, from tumbles or falls, or from daily activities. If the imbalance is left untreated, this can cause inflammation which can irate the nerves and add stress to the nervous system and the body’s ability to function properly. That, in turn, can prevent babies from sleeping.