Parents, you know how it is. Babies just don't always sleep through the night like we want them to. It is easy to get complacent and assume that is just the way things have to be, but at Sioux Falls Chiropractic, we think there is a better way! Babies sleep better and are happier and healthier when their spine is in alignment. Here is one family's story.
Truett is Marc and Carrie's second daughter, but she was nothing like her older sister when it came to sleeping. While her sister started sleeping through the night at only 6 weeks, Truett was still waking up 1 to 3 times a night at nine months. Try as they might, they couldn't seem to pinpoint an issue.
"It wasn't like she was ultra fussy, she was just not sleeping for long periods," Carrie said, "No matter what we did differently, she still woke up. And when we tried the cry-it-out method she just woke up even more frequently." That's when Marc and Carrie decided to try Sioux Falls Chiropractic.
"On a whim we decided to take her in," Marc said. "We didn't know how much it would actually help, but we were desperate for sleep, to be completely honest."
What was interesting to Truett's parents was that their chiropractor was immediately able to pinpoint some minor issues with Truett's neck alignment that were likely causing some of the issues.
"The doctor said that it was likely Truett's ears weren't draining efficiently, which might be causing some underlying ear pain," Carrie said. Once the gentle adjustment was made, the difference was almost instantaneous.
"She actually fell asleep on the way home from the appointment and took a great nap," Marc said. And the improvements didn't stop there. That first night she slept through the entire night; and more importantly to her parents, she kept doing it.
"We kept waiting for the magic to wear off," Carrie said, "but she is still a great sleeper. Now we know that if she starts to have sleep issues she needs an adjustment. There is a solution out there beyond just toughing it out."
The results that Marc and Carrie had with Truett are not unique. At Sioux Falls Chiropractic, we treat infants and children with sleep issues, colic, behavior issues and even growing pains. Chiropractic care is an affordable and reliable way for parents to help their kids stay healthy, and sleep through the night.
"If there is one piece of advice I can give to new parents, it would be to find a good pediatric chiropractor," Carrie said. "The adjustments are painless and gentle and now we can finally sleep!"
If your baby has sleep issues or colic, chiropractic care can help! Make an appointment today with a Sioux Falls chiropractor at our clinic and a better night's sleep could be in your near future!