Avoid These Back Pain Mistakes As A New Parent
Being a parent means you are constantly on-the-go or trying to multitask. Because you are constantly on-the-go or carrying heavy items, it can be easy to make one of these painful parenting mistakes. Avoid these common pain triggers so that you can parent without the extra hassle of back pain.
Holding Your Child on Your Hip
Babies and kids are heavy. Carrying them for a long period of time on one side can cause subluxations of the spine and pain. It is similar to holding a heavy diaper bag or backpack on one shoulder. Putting all the weight on one side of your body causes strain; so try to hold your child in the center of your body so the weight is equally distributed.
Bathing Infants in a Bath Tub
When your little one is still small, it is best to skip the bathtub all together. Leaning over your baby in the bath can be a real pain in the back. Instead, bathe your baby in the sink or in an infant tub on a safe counter. This allows you to bathe your baby without bending over.
Placing Your Child in the Stroller
When you need to pick up or place your child in the stroller, crib, of car seat, avoid curving your back. Instead, kneel or squat to pick up your child. When you lift your child engage your core so that your back has extra support.
Carrying the Car Seat
Another huge back pain trigger is carrying your child's car seat in one arm or swinging it to one side. Many parents will swing the car seat to help their infant fall asleep, but it is hurting their back. Instead, when carrying the car seat, keep the weight evenly distributed in the center of your body. Use both hands to carry the car seat and use a stroller with a car seat attachment to carry the seat.
Being a parent can be hard, but it is even harder when you have to deal with back pain too. Thankfully The Joint... the chiropractic place is here for you. We offer affordable and convenient locations and hours so that you can get the chiropractic care you need, without the hassle. No need to worry about an appointment or bringing your child with you; manual adjustments are quick, so you won’t have to worry about waiting for a long time. Come visit The Joint today, and we will help get your back on track so that you can parent pain-free.