Dr Chantel’s Tummy Time Cheat Sheet

Rise Chiropractic Tummy Time for Babies

Tummy time is crucial for your baby’s development. “Tummy Time” is a cute name that describes exactly what it is, it’s the time that a baby spends on their tummy and because it’s super important for baba’s development, it should be started as soon as you both get home from hospital. Place your baby on…

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How to Boost your Baby’s Brain Development

How to boost your baby's brain development

Helping your baby’s brain develop in healthy ways is a lot easier than you think. When I started University I had no idea that baby chiropractic was even a thing. In my 5th year, I remember our lecturer discussing the idea of adjusting newborns after birth, the impact this could have on a child’s brain…

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Dr Chantel’s baby reflux cheat sheet

Dr Chantel da Silva treats reflux babies

So your little one has been diagnosed with baby reflux and may have been put on medication or maybe not. If you have already seen me for an appointment, I mentioned this little cheat sheet.  Because let’s face it, it’s a lot of information to take in!  I totally understand the emotional toll that baby…

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Can Chiropractic care help with colic babies?

Chiropractic care helps for colic babies

One of the questions we get a lot is: “Will chiropractic help with my colic (fussy, gassy or crampy) baby?” Let’s get down to it – colic isn’t always a clear cut diagnosis, in fact, it’s not a diagnosis at all.  Think of colic as something babies do, a behaviour pattern, rather than something babies…

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Understanding a child’s response to masks.

masks child's

Today I want to chat about masks and how adults wearing them can affect a child’s ability to understand and process non-verbal communication. The first week of being back at Rise Chiropractic was undoubtedly a novel experience. With faces masked, quiet offices, and no Vicky (office manager) to greet and chat to patients, the new…

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Let’s talk baby containers like Bumbo seats etc.

Baby containers like Bumbo seats

Consider this before buying a baby container Let’s be serious, you can’t always hold your baby.  So, whether your little one is 3 weeks or 5 months old, you have probably bought one or two devices to ‘contain’ your baby safely.  Not only do you want them to be safe, but you would also like…

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Facts about crying babies

What do we know about crying babies?

What do we actually know about crying babies? I spend considerable time assessing what is appropriate or not for newborns.  A big part of this is understanding crying babies, what this means to the parents and could mean about the health of the baby.  So this post that Nuri from Squishy Tushy and I came…

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