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  • Baby Crawling: How Important It Really Is

    There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything that...

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  • Questions From Parents

    My son is 11 months old. He loves to roll and play while sitting up, but he shows no interest in crawling. He doesn’t get up on all fours or pull up to a sitting or standing position. We are doing an early intervention program and physical therapy....

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  • Locomotor Milestones and Baby Walkers: Cross Sectional Study

    Few guidelines promoting good health in children are available. Investigations into the development of standing and walking in infants who used babywalkers (wheeled seats that allow infants to move around...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Research/locomotor-milestones-and-babywalkers-cross-sectional-study.html

  • Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

    An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah Kamrath Earlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author of such...

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  • Chiropractic Care Extinguishes Primitive Reflexes

    Primitive reflexes assist with survival through immediate responses to environmental stimuli.  When these reflexes do not morph into postural reflexes by six months to one year of age, then this demonstrates an immaturity of the central nervous...

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  • Maximizing Infant Development

    The nervous system has aspects of plasticity. As the nervous system develops a balance between gross motor activities, neural patterning occurs. Each movement and transitional phase (body posturing between movements such as crawling or sitting) helps...

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  • Children With Delays in Language

    Parents whose children talk late are justifiably concerned. They may worry when their children's language development does not conform to expected timetables of language skills (e.g. 4-6 words by 16 months and multiple word statements by 24 months)....

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  • Infant Massage

    The Benefits and Joys of Infant MassageSome of the most precious memories I had as a new mother were giving my baby massages. I recall cradling my daughter in my lap while leaning back in my rocking chair with soft, melodic music playing in the...

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  • Baby Walkers: What's Best for the Infant?

    All you have to do is walk into a baby store or attend a baby shower and one item is sure to always be found: the baby walker. Approximately 50 percent of infants will use these man-made upright vehicles (1) . And when you ask any...

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  • Rock A Bye Baby

    Labels: Informed Choice

    The Time Life documentary "Rock A Bye Baby" describes the influence of different practices in infant treatment and child rearing on emotional development, both in humans and in monkeys. In the beginning, it is noted that the contact of the child...

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  • Sunshine for Vitamin D

    The Return Of the Parachuting Cats! The American Academy of Pediatrics has just announced that breastfed infants should now get vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets. Infant formulas contain much more vitamin D than breast milk, and there is an...

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  • The Efficacy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care on Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Report

    Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most prevalent lifelong development disability in the United States. Seven patients were tested - two children and five adults. All patients in this study had...

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  • Designed for Hope: How Chiropractic Honors the Health Already Within Your Child

    As chiropractors, we are confident that your child can live a healthy and abundant life. Chiropractic itself is based on hope…hope that you and your children are designed for health. It’s interesting that most people never think to ask a...

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  • Infantile Colic Resolves After Chiropractic Care

    Infantile colic is defined as crying and/or fussing for more than three hours a day, on three or more days per week, for three weeks or more in a well-nourished and otherwise healthy infant less than three months of age. Approximately 10-30%...

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  • Furnishing the Homebirth

    After a long hug and a series of giddy pictures holding the pregnancy test stick (later deleted because we agreed the association with pee was “kinda gross”), Emily gave me pause by saying that she wanted to give birth at home. She had mentioned this...

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  • Chiropractic Care for Children

    Chiropractors have been caring for children for more than a 100 years. Many common childhood ailments will respond to this safe, natural form of health care. More and more parents— especially those who are already chiropractic patients themselves—are...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/chiropractic-care-for-children.html

  • The Webster Technique: Results from a Chiropractic Practice-Based Research Program

    Abstract Background and Significance: A chiropractic therapeutic intervention for pregnant women to address the pathophysiology of subluxation and the consequential intrauterine constraint is the Webster Technique. Clinical experience among...

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  • Who’s in Control? The Unhappy Consequences of Being Child-Centered

    It took some time before the significance of what I was looking at sank into my “civilized” mind. I had spent more than two years living in the jungles of South America with Stone Age Indians. Little boys traveled with us when we enlisted their...

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  • Crying for Comfort: Distressed Babies Need to be Held

    The term “cry it out” refers to the practice of leaving babies in their cribs without picking them up, and letting them cry themselves to sleep. A modified version of this approach is to go to the baby every few minutes to pat her on the back or...

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  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from the brain’s inability to integrate everyday sensory information received from the five senses: touch, vision, sound, smell, and taste. In addition to the commonly...

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