Valley Babywearing Library: A Year in Review

Growing a family chiropractic office is a fantastically challenging and rewarding job, but one of the coolest things we've been able to do this year is help families all over the Shenandoah Valley gain more knowledge and a broader tool set to achieve their parenting goals! We are asked all the time, "What IS Valley Babywearing Library?" It is simple: it is a collection of about 25 ergonomically … [Read more...]

Biomechanics of Babywearing: Part 2 – Safety & Comfort for the Wearer

In my last blog, I discussed the proper biomechanics and positioning of baby while being worn.  This blog will cover the best and most comfortable ways to wear your baby as a parent.  There are so many different types of carriers and so many carriers within those different categories that it would be very difficult for me to touch on each one; so, instead I will talk about a few types of carriers … [Read more...]

Biomechanics of Babywearing: Part 1 – Baby Positioning

How to wear your baby can be a confusing and, at times, very controversial subject.  There are so many different carriers out there and just as many different positions in which to wear your baby.  This post will focus on the biomechanics and development of your baby’s spine and hips and the most optimal carriers and positioning for both.  It will also touch on physiological and neurological … [Read more...]

Tales from a Babywearing Chiropractor Dad

Last September, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world. Being a parent, I wanted to give him the best possible start in life.  I had done all kinds of research – reading articles, books, and blogs. I talked to parents, professors, and fellow chiropractors.  I foolishly felt somewhat prepared for this whole parenting thing.  Being a chiropractor, I knew the benefits of “holistic … [Read more...]

Benefits of Babywearing vs. Car Seat Carrying

As a chiropractor who treats mostly expectant mothers and children, I see both baby-wearing and car seat carrying parents on a daily basis. I work with several other doctors in a clinic outside of Fort Worth, Texas, and collectively, we see much more car seat carrying than baby-wearing, and we try to discourage our patients from using their car seats outside of the car. Baby seat companies have … [Read more...]