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Cranial osteopathy

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user1474439326 Tue 11-Oct-16 21:45:43

Anyone used this to help with frequent wakers??? I'm up every 1.5 hours and dd had a traumatic birth which apparently is linked??

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 11-Oct-16 21:47:18

It's woo bollocks - sorry ...

hippydippybaloney Tue 11-Oct-16 21:52:02

Yep, total woo

LalaLeona Thu 13-Oct-16 17:52:35

I don't think so. Many friends have had remarkable success with it. Do go with one that comes recommended though. I think it's worth a try.

Windyone Thu 13-Oct-16 17:54:00

How old is your dd?

Mishaps Thu 13-Oct-16 18:01:09

I think it is a bad idea, not only because it is simply lucrative voodoo, but because it labels her as having a problem, when it is likely that the problem is yours.......i.e. she isn't bothered about waking in the night, but you (understandably) are. How about you have some cranial stuff done on you??!! I am serious - it "works" by suggestion and you are more likely to believe it will help you than she is to believe it will help her.

Bostin Thu 13-Oct-16 18:03:20

I had a baby who would only sleep on me. Took her to a cranial osteopath and she slept in her bed for 5 hours straight that night.
Get a recommendation and then if you can afford the treatment what do you have to lose?

RandomMess Thu 13-Oct-16 18:07:02

I know it's worked with babies that are awful sleepers day and night and crying/cranky most of the time? That was because they basically had headaches due to birth/in utero position!

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Thu 13-Oct-16 18:13:00

It's expensive woo nonsense. No evidence base.

Acorncat Thu 13-Oct-16 18:18:30

I had it when me son was younger and he definitely slept better afterwards. He had reflux and would be up every hour and then suddenly slept for 4 or 5 hours straight. I just don't understand it though - it looks like they're doing nothing confused

PotatoBread Thu 13-Oct-16 20:40:38

I had my first appt last week with another next week and haven't noticed any change in my DDs sleep patterns. I didn't go in relation to a sleeping problem though and she does sleep quite a bit already fingers crossed it lasts

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 13-Oct-16 21:01:27

it looks like they're doing nothing

That's exactly what they are doing!

sycamore54321 Sun 16-Oct-16 09:15:47

Why would you let anyone other than a trained, qualified, licenced medical professional touch touch your baby? Think about it logically for a minute - they want to do something to the bones in your baby's skull? There is no way I'd let anyone short of a doctor specialising in neurology to anything to my skull, let alone my baby's.

At best, it will be worthless expensive nonsense and you might benefit from some placebo effect. At worst, they could do damage to your baby because they have literally no reputable qualifications and no standards of care and no evidence to show any benefit. This explains it well. www.motherandbaby.co.uk/baby-and-toddler/baby-and-toddler-health-advice/cranial-osteopathy

From the child's point of view, pretty much all birth (except maybe a c-section) could be considered traumatic. Their skill moulds to fit your pelvis and has great forces exerted on it to do so. But this is the best evolution has come up with for us and there is no way some woo-peddler can do a bit of a head massage and counteract any of that. If your baby has some physical misalignment due to its birth or any other reason, they need a doctor and a physiotherapist.

Can you give some more details about your child's sleep, age, etc and some people on here might be able to suggest advice that won't cost you a penny and won't risk any harm to your child.

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