Concerned about scoliosis in your child? Looking for a scoliosis assessment?At Sure Start Chiropractic we can provide scoliosis assessments for children. We can check for the presence of scoliosis, the likely type, indicate the likelihood of progression and provide advice for the best course of action. We can also provide a monitoring service for children…

breastfeeding in heat hot days

How are you coping with this Adelaide heat with your breastfed babies? Some mums and dads worry about caring for a tiny baby in the intense heat of Summer. The truth is, like you and I, all that can happen is that baby may need to feed more frequently. Remember that breastmilk supplies the baby…

good spine habits children

As our kids are enjoying the school holidays its important to be mindful of their postural habits at home. Here are a few healthy spine tips to benefit your children during this period. NB: If your child appears to be in pain or discomfort with any of the suggestions below, stop the activity and contact…

The other day a friend asked me for suggestions for a gift she needed to give at a Baby Shower. I suggested a voucher to see a Lactation Consultant. “What if she breastfeeds just fine and doesn’t need a Lactation Consultant?” asked my friend. I replied that a session with a Lactation Consultant before the…

pillows children best right

It is not always obvious when to start using a pillow for your child in bed or what type of pillow to use.  This article highlights a number of things to consider when selecting the right type of pillow (or no pillow) for your child. SIDS guidelines recommend that children do not use pillows until…

difficulty feeding babies children

When a baby is born, one of the first things that parents and health professionals are concerned about is how this new little baby is feeding and growing. For some babies, learning to suck and swallow can be particularly challenging, leaving their mum’s feeling sore, tired and concerned. There are many reasons that a young…

new mothers breastfeeding help

Being a new mum is not easy and can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed with sleep deprivation, exhaustion and fear. Fear that you are maybe not “doing it right”, fear that you only have a short time frame to “get it right”, and fear that you have no idea if what is happening is “normal”….

child sound language errors

Does your child substitute sounds in words?  Do they say ‘tup’ for ‘cup’ or ‘bish’ for ‘fish’?  This is a normal stage of development and most children will replace sounds in words as their language develops.  However, there are ages after which the replacement of these sounds is no longer appropriate. Common speech sound processes…

For most of us, sitting up straight requires conscious effort.  It is often mentally and physically easier to slouch. Sitting up straight requires a certain amount of flexibility and some muscle strength, both of which can be achieved by most people with regular practice.  If a person does not regularly attempt to actively sit up…

How to carry baby

Postural habits can influence the health of our spines as adults, so it is worth giving some thought to the day to day posture routines of your baby. Day to Day Carrying When carrying your baby in your arms, attempt to swap the side of your body that you carry your baby on regularly throughout…

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