Children’s Chiropractic Centre Blog

3 tips for ‘handling’ your baby supportively this festive season!

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 21-Dec-2019 20:02:14

The festive season is upon us and those with babies will know just how many requests you receive from others to hold your baby. Everyone wants to cuddle your little squish!

Being held, passed around and moved in and out of car seats, high chairs and beds becomes much more frequent at this time of year.

Did you know this can place additional strain and pressure through the spine and shoulders of your baby?

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Topics: Mothers, Babies, Health, children, stress, families, Development, spine, brain, baby wearing, Injury Prevention, Infants, Physical Development

4 Ways To Thrive This Christmas!

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 29-Nov-2019 13:10:18

Christmas is only 4 weeks away... and while we all look forward to the festivities, food and fun with family and friends; it is also one of the busiest times of year.

Although thinking about our health and wellness during this time may not be on the top of the to-do list; by simply adding these four things, you will find that you not only get through the silly season with flying colours – you will thrive!

Here are our four top tips for not only surviving but THRIVING this holiday season:

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Topics: Mothers, Babies, Health, Nutrition, celebrating you, parents, children, stress, relax, families, ACCC, Recharge

When Buying Christmas Gifts – Encourage bilateral Body Movement!

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 29-Nov-2019 10:15:00

[Image Credit: @emma.leigh.r via Moov Baby

Its that time of year again, Christmas is upon us and we are making our lists and checking them twice.  Because there is not enough stress on which toy or game is the latest trend, ensuring that it is also the best toy/game to enrich your child’s brain can make the decision process even harder.

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Topics: Development, spine, brain, Blog, Toddlers, Physical Development, Preschool Children

Screen Time Recommendations For Infants and Young Children

Posted by Dr Jacey Pryjma on 18-Jul-2019 14:11:09

How screen time effects development

As our world becomes more digital and connected online, our little ones daily habits will change. The exercise and amount of outdoor play we all enjoyed when we were young, isn't as common for todays children. Research published this year (2019) is uncovering the detrimental effects of high screen time, with one study showing higher screen time between the ages of 2 and 3 years of age was associated with delays in meeting developmental milestones at 3 and 5 years of age1. Research also showed clearly that less recreational screen time is better for avoiding obesity, and for promoting sleep, physical fitness, and cognitive, social and emotional development.

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Topics: Screen Time, Toddlers, Exercise, Infants, Physical Development, Preschool Children, Guidelines, Technology, Research

Importance of Stretching in the Young Athlete

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 27-Jun-2019 14:39:38

 

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Topics: Stretching, Teenagers, Sporting Performance, Injury Prevention

Child Development Between Ages 18mths -2yrs

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 06-Nov-2018 13:52:07

By the time your child is between the ages of 18 months to two years old their gross motor, communication and development skills are rapidly changing and growing. They are becoming more independent and eagerly wanting to show off their new skills and abilities which are helping them become the amazing little person they are.

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Topics: Babies, Health, children, families, Development, spine, brain, Blog

Child Development In Ages 5-6 Years

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 30-Oct-2018 17:48:03

Many of our families have kids getting ready for big school next year.
Yes! Kindergarten is not to far off now.
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Topics: children, Development, brain, Blog, Mums, School

Development Between Ages 2-3 years

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 23-Oct-2018 09:33:32

Between the ages of 2-3 years your toddler is rapidly changing and developing not just in motor & communication skills but developing a sense of who they are and what they love to do. 

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Topics: Health, children, Development, spine, brain, Relationships, Mums

Creating a Chemical Free Home

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 12-Jun-2018 12:56:19

Every parent wants to provide the safest and healthiest space for a child to grow-up in. Simple strategies around the home can support families to live a life free from over exposure to household chemicals.

Some scary research shows that chemical exposure during pregnancy or during a child's life can have detrimental effects on health, development and growth. Children are particularly vulnerable because their vital organs are still growing and they have a reduced ability to eliminate toxins from their developing bodies. So lets make your home a chemical free haven for your children.

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Topics: Health, parents, children, stress, families

Rest & Relax!

Posted by Australian Children's Chiropractic Centre - Team on 05-Jun-2018 11:53:41

Supporting optimal health, balance & growth.

Life gets really busy! Ensuring your child can enjoy down time is essential for maintaining health, keeping life balanced and of course giving them the opportunity to optimally grow.

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Topics: Mothers, Health, children, stress, families, Relationships, Recharge

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