The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

A week of Toby being ill by louisehampton
July 11, 2011, 6:37 pm
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Poor Toby was ill all last week which has meant not going out and a lot more time than usual being spent on the sofa. Keeping his fluids up and just giving him calpol when needed has helped. It was just a virus so couldnt give anything for it but he has been off his food for nearly a week.

Spending so much time on the sofa has not been good for my back. Toby has needed lots of cuddles which I love to give but I realised I have not been sitting very well on the sofa so have now got myself a foot rest so that my back is pushed back into the seat more. When sitting its always best not to cross your legs or twist your pelvis as this creates a muscle in-balance and can lead to back pain.

For further tips on avoiding back pain leave a comment or message me.

Louise Hampton Chiropractor and owner of Attend 2 health in Buntingford Herts.


Lack of Sleep!! by louisehampton
July 4, 2011, 11:32 am
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If like me you have a baby who just won’t sleep it is really important to get rest when you can. I also have a 2 year old so where as with my first I would sleep during the day when they slept I can only get some rest this time when my 2 year old also has a nap.

Doing exercise definitely helps me to go into a deeper sleep and also makes me feel better when I have had a bad night. I don’t get a chance to go to the gym but simply going for a walk with the kids in a buggy does the trick.

The other thing to realise at 2am when you are feeding is that you are not alone and that there are thousands of people doing the same thing!

Some people find doing a dream feed at around 10pm or when you go to bed can help them go through the night but unfortunately this is not the case with my daughter who still wakes at 1am, 4am and 6am!! Oh well I just keep telling myself it is just a phase and she has got to change soon!!