5 Benefits of Chiropractic For Babies + And How It’s Worked For Our Child!

by | Apr 7, 2021

Hi there mama! I’m sitting here after just getting back from taking our 3-month-old son to the chiropractor. So I thought I’d write a post on it! Chiropractic for babies is something that seems to be hotly debated if you start doing some research online. 

However, as natural-minded mama’s, Chiropractic is something that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s worked very well for me and our 3 month old son. And it’s something that I think you may want to consider.

In this post, I’ll share with you 5 benefits of Chiropractic for babies and why I think it’s so great!

5 Benefits of Chiropractic for Babies

1. Reduces Constipation

This is a big one, and it’s the reason we first started bringing our son to the Chiropractor at about 6 weeks old. 

We’ve all heard stories about some babies not pooping for many days or even weeks…

That’s crazy! 

Like adults, babies need to poop often. If not, that toxic poop stays in their system which can cause other issues down the road. 

When baby’s spine is out of alignment, this has a negative effect on the nervous system which can play a role in constipation.  Especially the nerves close to the digestion system. 

By getting baby adjusted, the spine is realigned, the nerve endings are able to function properly, and the digestive system can function properly.

Our baby hadn’t pooped in about 4 days. After getting him adjusted, he filled his diaper on the way home!

Chiropractic is one way to help constipation. If your baby is struggling with constipation you may want to read my post on “Constipation in Babies- Signs, Causes and 6 Natural Remedies That Work!” I go into detail on several all-natural ways to help get past constipation that actually works! 

2. Correcting Misaligned Vertebra

Birth can be pretty rough on mama- it was for me! But did you know that it can be rough for baby too?

Think about it for a second. Your baby is cramped up in your womb for 9 months. Then during birth, they’re pushed and rotated out of the birth canal. In some instances even pulled out!


Many infants have misaligned vertebrae after birth as a result. With some very gentle Chiropractic care, these misalignments can be harmlessly corrected.

A properly aligned spine is important for baby’s growth and development!  

3. Restore Energy Flow To The Meridian Pathways

The term “Meridian Pathway” may be a new term for many of you. I plan to write a post on this in the future but I wanted to bring it up here as well. But for now, here is an article that does a great job explaining what a meridian is. 

In short, our body has electrical energy flowing through it. This energy flows in parallel with the central nervous system. With the majority of our nervous system within the spine, you can begin to understand the importance of having aligned vertebra.  

When a vertebra is bent out of shape, the meridian that flows through it becomes pinched and the energy is unable to flow freely through it. This in turn causes whatever bodily organ or system that it’s flowing through to no longer receive the amount of energy it needs to function properly.

In short, it won’t function as well as it should.

Chiropractic is extremely helpful in the sense that any misaligned vertebrae will be corrected, thus ensuring the correct amount of energy is flowing throughout the body via the meridian pathways. 

Acupuncture works very much in the same way. Freeing up energy blockages along the meridian pathways to help bodily functions perform at their peak level. 

4. Alleviate Ear Infections 

Ear infections are caused by a buildup of fluid in the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian tube is located just below the inner eat and it’s what connects the ear to the throat. It basically helps prevent pressure buildup within the ear. 

Often times with babies, the Eustachian tube gets clogged up leading to painful pressure and ear infections. 

With some simple manipulation by a chiropractor, the muscles in the ear are able to be relaxed- helping to open up the tubes within the ear and allow for drainage of the trapped fluid. 

5. Can improve Colic

My baby getting Colic was a big fear of mine. I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about other babies enduring it. The constant crying, little sleep, and mama feeling helpless through it all.

Luckily we haven’t experienced colic yet with our own baby- but I know so many mamas who do!

Colic happens often with babies because their gastrointestinal system is either immature or underactive. This is normal because baby is growing! So of course it’s immature. 

Tons of natural mama’s swear chiropractic helped their little one get through colic- despite the “experts” claiming that there is little proof. 

A misaligned spine leads to problems with digestion. And because the gastrointestinal system isn’t fully developed yet- this can lead to a build-up of gas. 

This is exactly why your little babe raises their feet way high up in the air when trying to pass gas or go poop! 

Look out!

Some gentle Chiropractic adjustment is used to realign the spine and stimulate the small intestine to encourage the digestive system to start working more efficiently. 

Does Chiropractic fit in with the Natural Minded Approach?

I think it absolutely does! Will chiropractic solve every issue? No. Will it solve the things I mentioned above every time? No. 

But it does bring quite a few benefits to the table and very little risk. 

Chiropractic is a great option for those who are looking for a drug-free alternative. It’s something that can be done along with other treatments recommended by you pediatrician. 

I’m so glad I got our little guy into the Chiropractor. It helped his constipation, and we haven’t had colic yet! 

What do you think? Is Chiropractic for babies something you’ll consider trying? If you have already tried it- what did you think?


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About Greg & Kelly Quante

About Greg & Kelly Quante

Kelly & Greg Quante are new parents and the creaters of Raising Them Naturally– a blog about preparing for and raising kids naturally! They share their challenges of parenting- and the things they’ve done to overcome them. They created this blog as a way for them to help others along the way.