Infant & Child Chiropractic Care
Dr. DeWitt will tell you that perhaps the most rewarding and beautiful experience of being a chiropractor is adjusting a newborn child. After 40 weeks of very little movement in the womb and a tight squeez through the delivery canal, a newborn’s tiny body is practically overdue for alignment. And Dr. DeWitt’s gentle touch is perfect for aligning precious infants.
How soon after being born can my baby be adjusted?
It’s never too soon to have your newborn adjusted. Ideally, after birth, bonding, and necessary tests by the doctor or midwife are complete, you would have a chiropractor standing by to give your newborn baby his or her first adjustment! This is precisely what Dr. DeWitt was able to do for his new grandson. Only hours after he was born, Dr. DeWitt was able to adore him and then align him. Most parents won’t have this luxury but we suggest bringing your child in as soon as you feel ready and able.
Are newborns adjusted like adults?
The process of feeling the body for misalignment is similar for babies and adults. However, babies adjust much differently. Their bones don’t “pop” into place. It’s just a slight shift or soft click that Dr. DeWitt feels under his gentle fingers.