Treatment Tips - Infants And Children

For infants and toddlers you can bring along a couple favorite toys or a binky (if you are using one). I have toys to help distract during treatment. IPODs with children’s applications, cell phones with pictures, or cameras with short videos can be helpful during challenging treatments. We will work as a team to keep your little one as happy as possible through the treatment!

Sometimes infants will cry during treatment, while this can be upsetting, and we try to avoid it if possible, it is important to realize this is the way they express themselves. Treatment is exceptionally gentle and is not painful.

After treatment infants and children may be a bit more tired than usual. They may nap for a longer period than usual or might “melt down” earlier than usual. Occasionally there can be some increased fussiness over the first 24 hours after treatment as a result of tiredness and processing the treatment. Many parents report their infant or child has a very good night of sleep after treatments.

If your infant or child has a cold, ear infection, or sinusitis do come for treatment. Osteopathy will often help. If your child has possible influenza (fever and chills with body aches and a cough) or stomach flu then reschedule to 24 hours after fever has subsided or vomiting has occurred

We are kid friendly. Your children are welcome in our office!!!

Seattle DO

Stephen Cavanaugh, D.O., Manager
Osteopathic Physician
521 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-7435

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