I don’t know about this. The sceptic in me is saying ‘Bah. Humbug.’ Daughter used it for Jack when he had colic. That’s a lot of stuff and nonsense as well. Colic. If there really is such a complaint, then 90% of the babes I know of have it. Infacol make a fortune out of babies being babies and having an unsettled time, generally in the evening. Mind you, the devil’s advocate in me has heard that colic is unknown in cultures where infants are carried around in slings/papooses, rather than put down to sleep flat on their backs with a full tummy. Oh yes, back to the cranial osteopathy, which Daughter now dismisses as codswallop, I heard a story today which had me giggling, and wishing I could discover a ‘therapy’ which tired parents would be willing to pay me dollops of money for in the hope that it will make their new addition a happy little bunny.
Background – Baby in breech position, elective caesarian section at 40 weeks. Weighed just under 7lbs at birth, well baby but had really pronouced slope to it’s skull which is a manifestation of a persistant breech presentation. Baby was very slow to regain it’s birth weight, it fed well if it’s Mother would feed on demand but she was into the gestapo, clock-watching persuasion so food was not freely available. Anyway, she started the cranial osteopathy because of the abnormal skull shape, I can understand, empathise with this, but then things go slightly ‘kooky’ to my mind.
Off Mum and baby go to for their routine osteopathy session, baby has the sniffles. Hands are laid on, the nasal bone is tweaked and the runny nose has gone, immediately. Wonderful. Personally, I’m amazed that this instant, complete cure for the common cold has not it the headlines, but there you go, genius is often misconstrued.
The tale goes on though. Baby had been sleeping through the night prior to the miraculous healing but once the acute coryza (cold) had gone baby started waking in the night. Back went Mum to the osteopath and explained the problem. Apologies abounded. Apparently, when the nose was being manipulated she had stimulated the gums and now baby’s teeth had been roused into action and are moving around in the gums, nothing to see……….it can’t be reversed. Time is the healer.
Now, what do you think? I am having a hard time taking this seriously.
No more twaddle for a week. A bit of R & R is going to be happening.