Protect your back when putting kids to bed ๐Ÿ”™ Tips every parent should know to prevent back pain.

Protect your back when putting kids to bed ๐Ÿ”™ Tips every parent should know to prevent back pain.


Do you have a child who is ruining your back at night time? Hi I’m Dr. Andy from Open Space Healing, Fremantle’s hub for everything holistic chiropractic and today we’ll be talking about how to
protect your back while parenting and putting your kids to sleep at night. Now
the problem is kids are constantly changing going through different phases
and us as parents we’re putting compromising positions, sleeping in
their beds and these positions always caused injury and soreness to our
body and dysfunction. At the end of this vlog you will know exactly what you can
do to help to mitigate some of these postures and how to look after your back
so that you can be a really happy parent that gets a really great night of sleep
mostly posture wise throughout the night These are our top tips for protecting
your back if you have a baby so an infant or a child. If they are sleeping
in a cot then ideally actually pulling down the side of the cot before getting them out of the cot so that you’re not constantly bending
your back and getting into a flexion position in your lumbar spine in the low
back. So moving it down and when you’re picking them up actually kneeling down
to move them up and when you do engage your core so pretend that you are
busting to go to the toilet and you have to hold it so that slight contraction
while you’re bending down to it to pick up your baby from a kneeling position
also keeping your weight even on both feet or knees and not twisting your back
because this place is a lot more strain on the discs and the joints in your low
back. Our second tip if you do have a baby and this is for the parents who
have a really clingy baby and they can only get to sleep by holding them then
using a great quality carrier such as a Manduca
or an Ergo that has a really wide band across the waist so it’s going to be
protecting your back and also it helps with the position of the hips for the
baby and getting them into a nice W position to help with the formation of
of good quality sockets in the hips Putting the carrier on with your clingy
baby and get a fitball so get the football and sit down and actually
bounce on the fitball and while you have your baby in the carrier so this
will protect your back from standing in one position too long or pacing up and
down getting tired so sitting on the fitball will help to engage your core
muscles and some of that strain off your off your
back. Also we know that if you do have a clingy baby then quite often they don’t
like you being comfortable and sitting down and resting so by bouncing up and
down on the fitball you’re giving them that movement and that stimulation so
it’s a very good way to help them get off to sleep. For all of our mothers out
there who actually breastfeed their baby to sleep instead of breastfeeding on the
couch or in bed sitting up try lying down and breastfeeding on the side while
you’re in your own bed with your own pillow and that way if you do fall
asleep as it’s the tendency when you’re breastfeeding at 4 a.m. or 2 a.m. in the
morning then you are in a much more ergonomic better position to be falling
asleep and can wake up feeling much better in your body. These are our top
tips for sleeping and protecting your back when you have young children. So
young children may go through phases where they are coming into your bed or
they are wanting you go into their bed and face it one of those options are
probably going to happen at some point of time in your history together, so if
it’s becoming more of a regular thing investing in a double or a queen
mattress for your child and placing that ideally on the floor so that if you do
fall asleep with them in their bed then at least both of you have the space to
actually sleep properly and also you’re not having to sleep all scrunched
up with them on top of you let some not actually joke ourselves here if you are
sleeping on that big of bed they probably will lie on top of you but at
least you can push them off over to the side and they have their
slice of mattress sir if you have young children who need you to be in the room
with them while they’re going to sleep then one of our favorite things to do is
to lay on a posture pole or this is essentially a semicircular foam roller
that is really long so it will reach the back of your head and your tailbone when
you’re laying on it along your spine or you can use a rolled-up towel really
tightly till it’s about ten centimeters in diameter or a yoga bolster. So while
they’re in bed and they want you to stay with them place your device on the floor
and lay on it bend your knees and flatten your spine along the pole or
bolster open out your shoulders so stretching the muscles at the front and
place your palms facing the ceiling and arms out and elongate the back of your
neck so that it’s stretching all of the muscles in in the back of the neck. So
this is a really gentle and beautiful exercise to do especially at the end of
the day when you’ve been running around like a chicken that’s lost its head
lifting children and doing all the other things that as parents do. For extra
bonus points while you’re lying on posture pole or bolster for 15
minutes ideally plus, popping your headphones
and do some meditation or some deep diaphragm breathing to help with your
your posture and protecting your back and your body. If you just need some
space and some time to yourself and want the kids to actually go to bed by
themselves then a really hot tip that we have is to put on a sleepy audio book
or meditation for them our personal favorite ones are tales from the lily
pad on Spotify and bedtime meditations for kids by Christiane Kerr. There you
have it our top tips for looking after your back while you are putting your
beautiful children to sleep and if you have tried all of these tips you’ve
tried everything out there and you’re still getting pain and you’re not
sleeping very well then please reach out to us please give us a call we would
love to help support all of our amazing superstar parents out there. This month
at Open Space we are focused on helping you and your family thrive with ease
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in Disguise. A lunchtime recipe book compiled with nutritious and delicious
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