This Week is Chiropractic Awareness Week and here at Attend2health we are encouraging parents to straighten out their approach to back care. Consumer research shows that 84 % of people in the South East have suffered from back / neck pain at some point in their lives – 64% of those being parents. The research, commissioned by British Chiropractic Association, also shows that over half of those parents say their back or neck pain has prevented them from lifting or carrying their child.
Some parents said their back or neck pain has prevented them from carrying their child’s car seat or carry basket and lots of parents say it can prevent them from playing with their child.
Attend2healthoffers the following advice on how parents can look after their children whilst maintaining a healthy back:
Carrying your baby or toddler – Carry your baby as close as possible to your centre of gravity, select a carrier that ‘criss crosses’ at the back. As your baby grows to toddler stage encourage them to do as much as possible for themselves, such as climbing into car seats etc. This will save your back lots of stress.