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Does Your Baby Have Cracking Joints?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ds is 5 months, very recently his joints have begun cracking, like when I pick him up or when I'm putting his arms in a onesie.

Anyone else's baby's joint pop/crack a lot?
post #2 of 13
Yes - It's totally normal - Chrio told me its the body healing its self
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, healing itself from what?
post #4 of 13
sublaxations caused by physical, emotional, and mental stress - but I'm not a Chiro so I'm sure there's more

My baby seemed to benefit a lot from Chiropractic work
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
All of my kiddos have gotten adjusted regularly since a couple of days after birth. I'll ask next time we go. Thanks
post #6 of 13
Mine too.

Dawn
post #7 of 13
Our ds has popped and cracked since he was in-utero. I talked to the MWs about it and was assured it was just another regular "thing". He cracked from birth -4 months a lot. We also talked to our crunchy x-ped (long story) about it and got the same response. I haven't run across any research that says it's a red flag for anything. He has cracked less and less as he's gotten older, but every now and then his little back lets out a very audible crack.
post #8 of 13
I don't know if this helps, or not, but husband is 26 yrs old, and hestill has cracking and popping joints. It's really funny, I'll be playing the piano, and he tries to sneak up on me, and *pop* I say "hello dear" and he says "darn joints!!"

His mom says it heredetery. It doesn't hurt him. It does sound weird though.

just my 2 cents.

~Moose
post #9 of 13
We asked our ped about this too, and she said it's totally normal, nothing to worry about - can continue up to age 2 or so. Though at almost 1 DS is popping anymore.
post #10 of 13
I asked my chiro and he said it's normal because they have not developped their ligaments ( I think it was ligamtns he said) yet. Or at least they are not as strong as with older children thus pop easilly.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by elight23
Yes - It's totally normal - Chrio told me its the body healing its self

did not he say "developing" rather then healing?
post #12 of 13
Yes! I was just remarking on this to DH. DD's joints have been "poppy" since birth. Nice to know other babes are like this, too.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks mama's, phew! I know, 3rd kid, why am I panicking?? (Uh, anxiety anyone?) He didn't seem to pop so much before, just recently he's been popping more. He has his 4 month appt tomorrow (at almost 5.5 months ) I'll ask about it. I also have a chiro appt this afternoon, I'll ask there to & I'll ask for an explanation.
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