In a recent study, elderly retired volunteers were assessed after giving infants massage for a month versus receiving massage for a month themselves...The effects the elderly practitioners experienced were stronger from giving infants massages than receiving massages...
by Jack Bourla, DC
Research led by Jessie Garciaguirre and Karen Adolph published in Introduction to Infant Development, Oxford Press, 2007, showed that fourteen month old toddlers fall an average of fifteen times per hour while playing....
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Did you know your toddler falls 15 times per hour on average? Multiply this per day, week, month, and even year and you will see that these repetitive micro injuries will add up quickly! In this article, Dr. Jack Bourla, discusses current research about childhood falls and how regular chiropractic check-ups can benefit your child so that they can grow into a healthy adult.
Organic diapers are diapers which are made from non-toxic materials i.e. they are made from natural materials or fibers. Organic linen, organic silk, organic cotton, hemp, etc. are some of the fibers that are categorized as organic clothing...
Editor's Note from Zorica Denton: Organic diapers are good for children and for the environment, they are made form natural materials and will prevent irritation on baby's sensitive skin.
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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It's never too early to begin nourishing your child. Ayurveda recommends abhyanga oil massage to protect against Vata early on, even for babies! This detailed video reviews how to massage an infant with specific attention to the stroke types, start times and environment (warm and comfortable). Abhyanga allows the nourishing oil to lubricate the skin, muscles and joints, calms the nervous system and encourages restful sleep. *Note that they are using organic coconut oil, which is fine during summertime, but luke warm sesame oil is best thoroughout the rest of the year when it is cold, to encourage ciruclation. Enjoy this wonderful practice with your baby and the beautiful bond it creates. Namaste.
by Dr. Sara Hillesheim, DC
Infants, especially younger ones, spend most of their day on their backs in various baby contraptions. While car seats are important, they are not the ideal form of transport for the infant when not in the car...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Dr. Sara Hillesheim gives great tips for taking care of your infant's spine. These are simple changes that can make a big difference!
by Jasmine Sufi
Laughing is ingrained in us from birth. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Laughter becomes an important part of our daily lives from then on. So why is laughter so important and what does it do for us?...
Editor's Note: Oh the power of laughter! This article explains the affects of stress on the body, mind, and immune system. Laughter, along with acupuncture, are shown to have the same physiological responses on the body which can help manage stress. Laughter may be just what the doctor ordered.
by Dr. Peter Braglia, DC
Infantile colic can be very stressful for parents whose baby is inconsolable during crying episodes. Colic is often defined by the “rule of three”: crying for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, and for longer than three weeks in an infant who is well-fed and otherwise healthy...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Whether you are a parent or not, infantile colic isn't good for anyone! Colic is constant crying, which is caused by an unhappy digestive system in the baby. In this article, Dr. Peter Braglia discusses why colic happens and the research behind solutions.
by Bobby Seigetsu Avstreih
Our brains are hard-wired for grammar, rhythm and flow - in other words, for stories. An infant, when played a tape of a mother's comforting words in Chinese or English or Russian, will smile at the observer's face. But when the same types of sounds are removed from their context, are scrambled and played as random 'nonsense', the infant shows distress. As we learn words we continue to express our need for order through storytelling...
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