DIY Diaper Cream

This cream is a favorite in the Dodge household and we shared it at the 2014 OhBaby Expo in Harrisonburg, Virginia! In addition to being so good for baby's skin, it is also cloth diaper safe and awesome for grownups, too! We promised we would share it on our blog, as well, so we hope you enjoy! 1/4 cup coconut oil (we prefer Wilderness Family Naturals centrifuge-extracted, which you can also … [Read more...]

Chiropractic for My Kids?

Many of our patients use our office as a "point of entry" healthcare system. They certainly still have a pediatrician or family doctor that they go to if the need arises, but many of our patients would prefer to use a more holistic approach to their family's healthcare so they will come to us first. Chiropractors (and especially chiropractic neurologists) can help parents understand baby's … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Cutting Family Ties

So, my common childhood ailments series is going a little slower than expected (silly baby being born and everything), but here in our next installment I will be discussing something that I have been seeing more and more of lately: lip and tongue ties. This is an issue that strikes close to home with my wife and I. Our oldest son Luke had both a lip and tongue tie that put his nursing … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 2, A Word on Burst Eardrums and Tubes

When fluid builds up in the ear and puts too much pressure on the eardrum, it is not uncommon for a child’s eardrum (or adult’s for that matter) to burst.  This typically is preceded by a large amount of pain and followed by instant relief.  When the eardrum bursts there is typically fluid that drains out of the ear. This fluid may contain some blood, but that is completely normal.  When an … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 1

Continuing with topics on common childhood ailments, let’s now talk about ear infections.   Ear infections are one of the most common reasons I see children in my office. Many of the kids that come in have had several ear infections, been on several different antibiotics, and cannot seem to stop the cycle.  Hopefully, if you are reading this, this does not sound like your situation. But, if it … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Fevers

I have had a lot of questions lately on some pretty common childhood health issues. Over the next few weeks I would like to share some of those issues with you and more natural approaches on how to handle them.  The first topic that I will discuss is fever. First let’s talk about what a fever is and why it occurs.  A fever is your body’s natural response to a foreign invader (i.e. bad bacteria … [Read more...]