Benefits of chiropractic treatments

Having a baby is a very exciting time but not all babies are settled and content in their first few months. 

Every baby is different and many babies do suffer with persistent crying or colic. The cause of this is not always clear and otherwise healthy babies can display signs of extreme discomfort which is distressing for parents and the baby. 

Babies can have strains and tension in their heads and bodies as a result of the birth process or how they were lying in the womb. These tensions can cause discomfort and lead to excessive crying. Cranial Osteopaths, Paediatric Chiropractors and Craniosacral Therapists can gently relieve these tensions and strains, resulting in a calmer and more content baby. 

Chiropractic, craniosacral and osteopathic treatments work by making minor adjustments to the tissues and structure of the body to improve alignment. This resetting can also improve the efficiency of the nervous system.

Alongside skeletal improvements, craniosacral therapy can help to deliver balance to hormones. The treatment is very gentle and releases tensions in the body to improve the cranial rhythm and nervous system function. Prolonged crying spells stimulate a hormonal chain of reaction of the stress hormones, Cortisol and Adrenaline. Constantly having these hormones flood the body in a ‘fight or flight’ reaction not only increases a baby’s blood pressure, it reduces oxygen levels and fluid circulating into and from the brain.

Taking your baby to a registered and/or recommended practitioner after birth can help reduce discomfort, rectify misalignments and help rebalance their body.

If you want to find a registered practitioner for you, another adult or your baby, Visit  Craniosacral Therapy Association, General Chiropractic Council or General Osteopathic Council. It is also worth asking friends and family for recommendations.

Qudo‘s mission is to help babies and parents by delivering solutions and advice to physically benefit infants and parents in a safe and comforting manner.  We combine scientific study, evidence and practice, delivering solutions and support to you in your time of need.

QudoTM Soother has been developed based on knowledge from chiropractic and craniosacral therapies, knowing these can help ease discomfort.

Exploring Our Values 

What are our values? As soon as we knew that Qudo™ Soother worked, we set about building Qudo™ the business and the brand, starting with the foundations of who we are. 

The first question we asked was ‘why’ – what are our values? 

  • Together we’re stronger – Collaboration and community are at the heart of what we do. We work closely with specialists to identify, develop and refine solutions. We create communities to share thinking, experiences and feedback. Because together we can do more and be stronger.
  • Driven by science – Every product we develop is based around clear and strong scientific study, evidence and practice. We apply the latest understanding. We develop new thinking. We work with specialists. We gather evidence to ensure that our products deliver real, measurable, positive results.
  • A hug when it’s needed – a supportive community – We support parents and babies in their times of need. We help parents to trust their instincts. We give them the information and reassurance they need. We bring products to them that will help everyone to relax. And when they need reassurance, advice or a shoulder to cry on, we’re there to help.
  • Challenging the norm – We like to challenge to make things better. We use our scientific knowledge, our experience and our research and testing to challenge accepted beliefs and accepted products. We like to do things differently, to stand out, to get our views heard. But we never challenge for the sake of it, only where there is a need and things can be improved.
  • Intelligent design – We take design seriously. We create forms that are functional and elegant. We use materials that maximise efficiency and safety. We test and refine to improve our products. We take time to get things right. Intelligent design helps to make choice easier.
  • Caring for our world / made in the UK – We believe that our products should benefit the world not harm it. We source our materials carefully. We recycle and dispose of used products to minimise their impact. We chose our suppliers to ensure we can proudly state they are made in the UK. 

At Qudo, we put our values into action, doing all we can to help make your baby comfortable, happy and well, so that you can enjoy this special time. 

A new baby is a wonderful thing – a life changing time full of new and amazing experiences. But it’s also hard work. A time when lack of sleep and the worry and stress of a crying baby can make you miss the magic of the time. We understand that.

What is colic?

Colic is a term rather than an illness. The word colic comes from the Greek word, Kolikos meaning ‘Crampy pain’ and the root word means Colon in the human body but no one knows for sure where ‘Colic’ pain originates from. 

We use persistent or excessive crying as the term as it best describes the experience. Whatever you call it, it’s incredibly distressing for both you and your baby.

So what do we know?

Sadly doctors don’t know exactly what infantile colic is, where the problem occurs in the body or what causes it. There are many theories but no guaranteed solutions.

The NHS share this on their website “All babies cry, but your baby may have colic if they cry more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week.”

So how do I know if my baby has ‘colic’?

These are the common symptoms of infantile colic:

Baby cries and often screams for long periods of time and it’s very hard to settle or soothe your baby. It commonly occurs in early evening and baby displays some or all of the following:

  • Bring their knees up to their tummies
  • Arch their backs
  • Go very red in the face
  • Clench their fists
  • Difficulty settling 

Opinions vary on how long the ‘colic’ phase lasts but most agree it passes by the time your baby is six months old.

For parents this is very distressing and it has a huge impact – some have shared the following experiences when their baby had colic:

  • Strains family relationships
  • Destroys confidence and fuels low self esteem
  • Leads to physical and mental exhaustion
  • Creates desperation and ruins everyday life
  • Isolates & casts parents into loneliness
  • Impairs breastfeeding

Nicky explains what her experience and knowledge has taught her

“Birth trauma and the mechanics of birth create a lasting impact on the skull, deforming soft tissues and the corresponding strains which if left uncorrected then trigger the nervous system to move towards hypersensitivity – over stimulating the fight flight response = more episodes of crying and discomfort.

The Vagus nerve exits the skull at the base of the head and top of the neck and is commonly distorted after birth, especially births involving medical interventions. The guidance to lie a baby on its back for prevention of SIDS, can prevent the natural early expansion, realignment and rounding of the back of the head. This causes restrictions of the Vagus nerve which also communicates with the heart, stomach, digestive system. A response to discomfort experienced by a baby is that it may want to over eat i.e., it needs to ‘suck’ to find relief and a constant over feeding cycle then creates a triage of different challenges for parents and baby.

The last decade has seen an explosion of new research about the gut brain connection (Microbiome-gut-brain-axis or MGB Axis) and it is clear that the Vagus Nerve is the superhighway of information moving between the two areas and elsewhere. If the Vagus Nerve is low in tone (i.e. compressed) it is unable to stimulate the necessary production of co-factors throughout the body to create anti-inflammatory chemicals in the gut, providing a better environment for hosting helpful bacteria etc. This scenario if left unchecked creates ‘leaky gut’ which in turn increases digestive imbalances, for example, more production of methane has been found in the baby’s digestive tract. If the Vagus nerve is constantly in sympathetic activation (i.e.over stimulated through crying and discomfort), it affects this gut/brain axis.”

QudoTM Soother has been designed and created by Nicky Bateman specifically to help solve persistent crying and colic. One clear finding from the independent study and further research is when young babies use QudoTM Soother, it helps them relax and it stimulates a strong cranial rhythm, naturally helping rebalance the baby’s body. We call it Soothing ScienceTM

Nursery rhymes and baby’s development

It’s World Nursery Rhyme Week and we’re sharing the importance of communicating with your baby to give them the best start in life. Nursery rhymes, children’s songs and talking to your baby from birth boosts vocabulary and language development and helps soothe your baby. It helps develop social, emotional and physical skills. Communication is vital for language and literacy development and singing nursery rhymes is a great way to relax and communicate with your baby.

Babies’ brains develop throughout pregnancy and from 16 weeks gestation they can start to hear sound. This is the point when sound transmitters connect to the nerve sending impulses to their brain. They may hear muted sounds initially, of your digestive system and heartbeat, but by 23 weeks they can hear voices. By 35 weeks of pregnancy, they hear and respond to sounds.

Research suggests that babies’ ability to hear in the womb explains why after birth they prefer the sound of their mother’s and family members’ voices. 

So should you start signing songs and nursery rhymes to your baby in the womb? 

Nicky says “Yes and don’t stop until your child is old enough to ask you to! Singing and talking to your baby from early on will help them recognise your voice and support bonding. It is also great for you! laying music is a good way to relax and can ease stress during pregnancy.”

Some research suggests that very early language development may begin before birth and babies may recognise songs they heard in the womb after they’re born. 

Lullabies and nursery rhymes that mimic a heartbeat of 60 beats a minute can be soothing for you and your baby. See some suggestions here

Once your baby is born, communicating with them is vital. From birth to age three, an infant’s brain increases in size rapidly, by age 2 it is 83% of an adult’s volume on average! Your baby’s first year is one of the busiest for brain development. Their brain produces more than a million neural connections each second during this time as it develops rapidly. Neural connections are strengthened with repetition, this is why repeating communication, songs and actions can help your baby learn and develop. For more information click here

Rhyming is a key to literacy development. Have you ever wondered why you can remember words to songs you’ve heard a few times even though you’ve never tried to learn them? Songs and nursery rhymes usually have a recurring theme and rhythm, often using simple and common language used in everyday life. This makes them easy to remember. 

Singing has been shown to release endorphins, serotonin and dopamine – the happy hormones that boost your mood and make you feel good. So sing and communicate with your baby as much as possible, even through pregnancy. 

How and what to say or sing: 

  • Talk through everyday tasks – what you’re doing when you’re changing their nappy or feeding, and even putting a wash or cooking. 
  • Look at your baby when talking or singing – babies respond well to eye contact.
  • Sing a nursery rhyme, they’re simple and catchy or perhaps your favourite song, it helps your baby to learn the rhythm of language and can make you both feel good. 
  • Repeat sounds they make back to them, it helps they learn to listen.
  • Sing to them calmly when they’re upset or crying, it could soothe them.
  • Start a routine of singing nursery rhymes at bedtime, calmly singing to your baby will relax them and you, creating the right atmosphere for sleep. 

For more information about World Nursery Rhyme Week click here

Are you a parent battling stress? You’re not alone

Life with children can often feel like a game of jenga! Juggling the demands of home, work and a demanding baby can take its toll. National Stress Awareness Day highlights the ways stress affects people, it’s time to validate parental stress and recognise that we’re not alone when it comes to the rollercoaster of emotions. 

What are the key signs of stress?  

While community midwives signpost support, understanding our own stress triggers is critical. For one parent, breastfeeding challenges may prove significant, while for others, household finances could be stretched with a new addition. Perhaps returning to sleep after a midnight feed is elusive, or conflict with family or friends is keeping you awake. As a parent, stress can come from many sources, but how do we know when it’s getting too much? Some key signs are: 

  • Irritability
  • Feeling overwhelmed 
  • Inconsolable crying
  • Trouble sleeping (beyond the challenges of an infant!) 
  • Avoiding socialising 
  • Lack of confidence
  • Over or under eating
  • Increased drinking

What is the impact of stress? 

We all want to give our children the best possible start in life – but to achieve that we have to look after ourselves too. While these key signs of stress may seem all too familiar, don’t underestimate the impact: 

  • An accumulation of stress can cause physical, mental and emotional strain. Otherwise known as burnout. 
  • Stress can take a toll on our moods, bodies and relationships. 
  • People under chronic stress are more susceptible to illnesses. 

Here’s what we recommend to tackle stress…

Believe it or not, validating and recognising your stress is a really powerful first step. We can then put in place some realistic changes to help balance the inevitable stresses of parenting young children. Here’s some achievable tools to help: 

  • Listening to music can reduce your cortisol levels – your baby will love it too! 
  • Mindfulness and breathing – even just a minute – can help you recenter from the chaos around you. There are great apps and free podcasts available Calm app, Headspace, Mindfulness sessions
  • Establish familiar routines to encourage healthy habits for both you and your child
  • A balanced diet and some regular exercise (even a walk!) 
  • Don’t feel guilty about sleeping – where possible, sleep when your baby does to catch up on some much needed rest
  • Break down the daily ‘to do’ list into achievable goals – and credit yourself for finishing all or just one of them at the end of the day 
  • Share your stress – don’t let it weigh you down. Being honest about how you feel is important – others are almost certainly feeling the same. As the saying goes, “a problem shared is a problem halved”
  • Reach out for support with family and friends to carve out some time for yourself – your mental health is also a priority
  • If you have a partner, make time for each other. Stress can impact those around you and your relationships with them. Reconnect, relax and regroup
  • Care for your baby/child in a way that works for you. Every family is unique. Trust your own instincts and don’t let people’s opinions deter you from what is best for you. You know your baby better than anyone! 
  • Relax, recuperate, and reset to approach tomorrow with a positive mindset

The takeaway:

Nobody’s perfect. We all struggle at varying levels, especially when it comes to parenting. Just allow yourself to be, and accept that stress doesn’t have to be an isolating ordeal. Seek professional support if stress is controlling your daily life. Feeling stressed and emotional after a baby is normal, but postpartum depression is not, don’t be scared to ask for help.

Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a unique way to bond with your baby, while also benefiting your baby’s physical and mental well-being. Parents should physically connect with their baby through touch as soon after baby is born as possible. 

Skin-to-skin contact, otherwise known as kangaroo care, is vital to establish the parent baby bond and build confidence in handling your baby. It is recommended that you introduce baby massage roughly one month after birth. 

What are the benefits?

  • Regular touch by a parent or carer is crucial for a baby’s growth, development and communication. Parental confidence is also enhanced through close contact by learning to read and respond to their baby. 
  • Baby massage can help promote the functioning of the circulatory and digestive systems, helping relieve discomfort from ailments such as colic, constipation, trapped wind, and stomach cramps. 
  • Massage helps to relieve and relax muscle tensions and growing pains.
  • Massage is deeply soothing for babies and can help reduce crying and irritation. 
  • Massages before bedtime can aid in a deeper sleep
  • Massage helps enhance your baby’s body and sensory awareness. 

The practice of baby massage is commonly used in neonatal wards to help the development of premature babies in the ICU and is recommended by many health professionals for parents to do at home. 

Baby massage preparation:

  • Use a specific baby massage oil, we recommend using a perfume-free baby oil – always do a patch test on your baby’s skin first.  
  • Take off any jewellery that may interfere with the massage. 
  • Gradually introduce massage to your baby until they recognise it as a soothing experience. If your baby gets upset or falls asleep, stop the massage. However, don’t let this discourage you! As with anything, new experiences can take a little while to get used to. 
  • Choose a time when you are relaxed, baby is quiet, alert and wakeful in between feeds – wait at least 45 minutes after a feed. 
  • Initially just hold the baby fully clothed, talk gently, sing, and establish eye contact.
  • Perhaps start with gently stroking the baby’s head, or back, gently stroking their fingers and toes. Notice what they like, and talk to them about what you are doing.
  • When you’re ready, place the baby on a soft towel or blanket in a comfortable position in a warm room with no overhead lighting and make sure the baby is warm. The atmosphere is key, try playing soothing background music to help enhance the experience.
  • Loosen or remove the nappy for a tummy massage.

How to start baby massage:

We recommend starting with a leg massage:

  • Always make sure to communicate with your baby during the massage. 
  • Hold your baby’s ankle in one hand, while with the other hand hold the top of your baby’s thigh and slide downwards toward the ankle. When massaging your child’s arms or legs, always support the ankle or wrist with one hand. 
  • Next, support your baby’s foot and use your thumbs to stroke over the sole from the heel to the toes, one thumb after the other. Then, gently rub each toe between the thumb and finger
  • Then gently rub your thumbs across the middle third of the foot, from one side to the other.
  • Repeat the stroking action in the opposite direction (from ankle to thigh).
  • Do circles on the palms of their hands and do gentle finger rubs.

If you are unsure or nervous about getting started, going to a baby massage group is the perfect way to learn how to safely massage your baby. There are baby massage courses available in most towns and cities and your health visitor or midwife maybe able to recommend one locally or you can find a course here.

Pregnancy: Staying cool in the heat

When you’re pregnant it’s quite common to feel a little hotter, especially in a heatwave! Added to feeling uncomfortable towards the end of your pregnancy, this isn’t helpful, so we have some tips to help you stay cool. 

  • Wear lightweight, loose clothes, ideally natural fabrics like cotton or linen.
  • Have a fine water spray to hand. It’s easy to reuse a water spray bottle or buy one that is refillable. Keep it in the fridge when you’re at home and add ice for when you’re out and about to keep it cool for longer. It’s very refreshing. 
  • Try to do your daily exercise or walk in the early morning or evening when it’s cooler.
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible when you’re outside, especially between 11am and 3pm. 
  • Hydration is key, drink plenty of water and keep a bottle of water with you all day, taking regular sips. Guidelines suggest drinking at least eight glasses of water a day (200ml per glass).
  • Keep your pulse points cool – dab or rest a damp, cold flannel on your wrists, temples, back of the neck, inner elbows and behind your knees, it’s surprisingly effective at helping you feel cooler. 
  • Take a lukewarm shower for more immediate relief.
  • Try not to rush around! Easier said than done if you have a lot on or another child to look after! Everyone feels more lethargic in the heat but in the third trimester you really must slow down, especially in the heat. 
  • Keep your home cool by closing windows and curtains during the day and opening them in the evening when the outside temperature reduces.
  • Put your pillowcase in the freezer for a little while before bed, it will help keep your head cool while you fall asleep and it really does help! 
  • Freeze some grapes or watermelon chunks to snack on or even try sucking an ice cube.
  • Sit near a fan when you’re at home, you can even put a tray of ice in front of the fan for a more chilled breeze!
  • Soak your feet in a bucket or container of cool or iced water – this will help cool your whole body. 

Click here to read our tips on how to keep your baby cool in the heat.

Breastfeeding

For some mothers breastfeeding is straightforward and just works straight away but for many mothers it’s a painful, stressful experience and a steep learning curve. It can be overwhelming if it doesn’t go according to plan.

We’re all different and our babies are different! From mothers’ milk supply varying to babies not latching properly, there are a number of reasons why it doesn’t come easy for all of us. The first month is the most challenging but it usually gets better after four/five weeks and if you find it overwhelming, you’re not alone. 

What should I expect in the first few weeks?

A new born baby is likely to want to feed every two – three hours in the day time which may stretch to four hours at night. Each feed can take between twenty mins to an hour, depending on how efficient your baby is at feeding. This can also change each day so go with the flow! Once your baby has fed from the first breast, offer the second and you’ll know if your baby wants more or not. Start with alternating breasts for each feed, you’ll probably know which one is next as it’ll feel more full but you can use an app to track this or tie a pin to your top as a reminder. 

Cluster feeding is common in the first two – three months. Often occurring in the evenings from 6pm to 11pm. This is when babies are most tired, unsettled and want comfort. It can be due to developmental leaps and babies needing to feel secure and/or overtired. It obviously coincides with parents feeling their most tired so it’s a double whammy! 

It’s worth having help to hand during this time, a partner, family member or friend to help share the comforting needs. Holding and rocking your baby and trying a soother to deliver comfort can support both mother and baby during these hours. There are good resources and articles about feeding on NCT website and the NHS advice on feeding.

Why does my baby want to feed more frequently? 

Sometimes your baby may just want to feed more frequently and maybe for longer too. They could need more fluids if it’s hot for example or they may be going through a leap or a growth spurt and need more food. Some babies need the close contact and the comfort experienced from breastfeeding and may not be hungry. If your baby has fed well but still wants to suck, try just holding baby close for a while. You could also try a soother, some babies just need the comfort and hormones released by sucking. Read more about sucking here

We were recently approached by a mum with a two week baby who said “my baby can feed for an hour plus and still continue to root. She’s not hungry and is using me as a pacifier currently which is exhausting!” We were very happy to have one of our prototype Qudo Soothers left and this has helped both mother and baby enormously. This little baby is now able to suck happily between feeds, helping to calm her and giving her mother a much needed break from constant feeding. 

Reason why breastfeeding does not work straight away? 

Some babies can have a tongue tie which will affect their ability to feed. There are different degrees of tongue tie but if a baby can’t mobilise its tongue effectively then breastfeeding can be painful for the mother and not as effective for the baby. A baby’s tongue tie can resolve itself after a few weeks but some will need their tongue tie cut, a quick and simple procedure that can be done by a qualified professional or private consultant. Ask your GP or Health Visitor if you think your baby has a tongue tie or Visit https://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/ for more information. Read more in our article about Tongue Tie

My baby isn’t latching properly, what do I do? 

There are a number of reasons why a baby doesn’t latch properly, one mentioned above, and if you’re concerned, call your Health Visitor or seek out a breastfeeding clinic or specialist to help get to the bottom of the latching issues. Some mothers find feeding works better with baby in a certain position, sometimes using nipple shields can help the baby’s latch. Nursing pillows can help keep your baby supported while you find a good position to get an effective latch. Do seek advice from a professional to help resolve latching issues. Click here to find a Lactation Consultant.

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk when breastfeeding? 

This is something most parents think about and can cause worries. Not being able to see how much milk your baby is getting can make parents anxious. The best advice is to watch your baby’s body language. When your baby has fed and refuses the offer of the breast then they’re telling you they’re full. They may be relaxed and sleepy and looking content, letting you know they’ve had enough. As another indicator, your baby’s nappies can tell you if they’re getting enough milk too. They will have about five wet nappies a day and poo at least twice. 

In the first few days/week, your baby is likely to lose a little bit of weight which can often worry parents but this is quite normal. Babies can lose between 5-10% of their body weight but this will normally be regained by the end of week two/three. 

If you’re concerned about your baby’s weight loss and/or your baby has a sunken fontanelle or dark urine then call the GP quickly as they may be dehydrated. 

When will breastfeeding become easier? 

This varies for everyone but generally after the first month or two breastfeeding will be part of your daily routine without any issues. Your milk supply will be established and any latching issues should be resolved. 

If you’ve had problems in the first weeks, keep trying as it will get easier, just take each day as it comes, feed by feed and do what you can. Breastfeeding, when it works, is the easiest way to feed your baby, no sterilising or making up bottles but if you’ve tried but had to stop – don’t give in to the guilt that as mother’s we’re driven to feel! Sometimes it just doesn’t work and just remind yourself you’re a good parent and doing everything you can for your baby. 

Keeping baby cool in the heat

It’s beautifully sunny but very hot so how do you keep your baby cool? 

Babies are vulnerable to the effects of hot weather and can become dehydrated quickly. We’ve put together some tips to keep your baby cool in the heat.

Top tips for keeping your baby cool during the hot weather:

  • Dress them in light fabrics, a nappy and vest or even just a nappy
  • Always keep them in the shade if you’re outside, use a parasol for shade if needed but don’t cover their pram with a blanket, even a lightweight one, as this will restrict air flow.
  • Keep them hydrated
    • Bottle fed babies can have a little cooled boiled water between feeds but not just before a feed.
    • Breastfed babies may just want to feed more frequently and breastmilk is as hydrating as water. 
  • .Keeping baby cool at night; 
    • Room temperature is recommended to be between 16 and 20 degrees, room thermometers will give you an accurate reading
    • Baby can sleep in just a nappy and maybe a vest
    • Use a cotton sheet as a cover if they like to be covered
    • Keep baby’s room cool by shutting curtains/blinds during the heat of the day and open windows and curtains when it’s cooler in the evening
    • Try giving baby a cool bath before bed but not a cold bath
    • Put a fan in their room if you have one

If you’re worried your baby is too hot, take their temperature, the normal range is 36.4°C to 37.2°C. The NHS say a high temperature is above 38°C.

We can all get a little grumpy when we’re too hot, babies are the same! Don’t be surprised if your baby is more irritable than usual in the heat.

Babies like to be held a lot, if you’re hot when holding or feeding your baby, you’ll heat each other up! Take cold showers, keep hydrated, stay in the shade and use a fan to keep cool inside. Look after yourself as well as your baby. 

Benefits of chiropractic, craniosacral or osteopathic treatments during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very exciting time and a time that brings changes to your body.

Everyone is different and the range of symptoms are different in every pregnancy. What is consistent is that the growing foetus will start being more obvious to others from 3 months onwards. 

During pregnancy, there are many physical changes and some that may cause pain and discomfort. Some of these discomforts can be helped with chiropractic, craniosacral or osteopathic treatments. These treatments can also help prepare the body for birth. 

Top 5 pregnancy ailments that can be helped with chiropractic, craniosacral and osteopathic treatments: 

  1. Back and neck ache
  2. Leg and joint pain
  3. Headaches
  4. Indigestion 
  5. Swollen ankles and feet 

By relieving stresses and tension, it can also help you to relax!

Chiropractic, craniosacral and osteopathic treatments work by making minor adjustments to the tissues and structure of the body to improve alignment. This resetting can also improve the efficiency of the nervous system and help alleviate discomfort and pain. 

Alongside skeletal improvements, craniosacral therapy can help to deliver balance to hormones and produce a feeling of improved health and well-being. The treatment is very gentle and releases tensions in the body to improve the cranial rhythm and nervous system function.  

Being pregnant is a wonderful time and your body shape will change. It may leave behind some evidence after you’ve given birth and whilst not always welcome – this is evidence of the wonders of having a baby; try to embrace the changes, reminding you how strong and unique you are.

Visiting your practitioner after giving birth can also help your body recover from the birth, rectifying misalignments and helping re-balance your body.
If you need to find a registered practitioner for you, another adult or your baby, Visit  Craniosacral Therapy Association, General Chiropractic Council or General Osteopathic Council. It is also worth asking friends and family for recommendations.

Qudo‘s mission is to help babies and parents by delivering solutions and advice to physically benefit infants and parents in a safe and comforting manner.  We combine scientific study, evidence and practice, delivering solutions and support to you in your time of need.

Qudo Soother has been developed based on knowledge from chiropractic and craniosacral therapies, knowing these can help ease discomfort.