I have been reading Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani’s book “Ticklish” – New ways to help your child Learn, Love and Play and what a wonderful book! Ticklish is a must read for all parents (and grandparents!)
On page 21Dr Jennifer writes, and I quote:
“There is a myth that an odd-shaped child’s head is of no concern and will “right itself” with time, however, anomalies of shape can be the first indication that your child is susceptible to developmental delay. A misshapen head is not merely a cosmetic issue, it is a brain stem issue. If your child’s head looks uneven or you notice flat areas, this can indicate restrictions between the skull and the soft layers that cover the brain and spinal cord. A healthy brain requires good movement of the skull and spine, when this movement is impaired, brain and nerve function are also impaired.
Sometimes children have nerve and spinal distress that results in their head being tilted to one side so that one ear sits higher than the other. At other times a child’s head may be rotated or turned more to one side, so that they display a preference for having their head turned this way.”
Whether your child’s head is odd-shaped or not and whether their head sits unevenly or not it is best to have their skeletal system checked as early as possible by a Chiropractor. Your Chiropractor’s focus is not aesthetics – their aim is to help increase the neurological function of your child.
Quote by Jane Healy PhD – “If young bodies are in bad shape, what about the brains that are attached to them?”
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