Unhappy & Crying Babies: It’s NORMAL … Isn’t IT?

Unhappy & Crying Babies: It’s NORMAL … Isn’t IT?

It’s NORMAL … Isn’t IT?

  • Babies crying excessively
  • Being spilly and colicky after feeds
  • Flattening of head
  • Eczema and allergies
  • Irregular and disrupted sleep
  • Latching and suckling issues


Whilst something might be common and frequent doesn’t mean that its “Normal”. This list of “common” symptoms and presentations for a baby often indicate that there is interference or dysfunction in their nervous system.

In order for the nervous system to coordinate and communicate function to every tissue, cell and gland in the body, it needs to be balanced and free of interference.  Tension and restriction throughout the spinal cord resulting from birth trauma can have a huge effect on the brain-body connection resulting in developmental, respiratory, digestive dysfunction leading to a wired and unsettled baby.


The Functional Health Kids programme utilises gentle, tonal techniques that restore brain-body connection, allowing better communication pathways that result in a healthy thriving body.

All parents have heard about “milestones” and that they are assessed in the early stages of their child’s life, but they don’t know anything more….(are they integrating appropriately, are there any that are lagging, are they symmetrical?).

We want to assess the development of your baby so that we can ensure that he or she is Moving through their Milestones and integrating changes at the appropriate time.

So What Are Milestones:

Developmental Milestones are markers, indications that bubs is on track developmentally.  They are broken into the following areas:


  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Motor Development (Gross and Fine)
  • Speech and Language Development

One of the earliest tools of assessment is the Primitive Reflexes.  The primitive reflexes emerge whilst the baby is still in utero.  They are a group of reflexes that are present at birth and give an indication of the function of the central nervous system.

When assessing the primitive reflexes we are looking for:

1.  Are they there
2. Are they integrating (becoming absent) at the appropriate time
3. And are they symmetrical (even side to side)

As the primitive reflexes are integrated the postural reflexes emerge which provide the basis for the control of balance, posture and voluntary movement preparing baby for such activities as sitting up, rolling, crawling and eventually walking.


At Functional Health we include developmental assessments into each visit and through a combination of chiropractic adjustments (optimising brain body connection) and homecare (exercises and play) we ensure your baby’s development is on track.

We want to empower you with knowledge and tools to support and maximise your child’s development .