Babies can benefit from the incredibly gentle approach to wellbeing that CST provides. Difficult births, difficulty feeding or sleeping, cranky colicky crying are all reasons that parents bring their baby for CST, as well as feeling stressed themselves or are still dealing with the effects of tricky birth has had on themselves.
I work with the whole family wherever possible as baby gets all their sense of safety from the emotional cues of their nearest caregivers. Babies are feeling beings in their early days and if mum or dad are feeling stressed or anxious then baby feels this too. If reading this has just given you a guilt trip just take a slow deep breath and know that you are doing all you can for your little one and that by finding ways (of which there are many) to reduce your anxiety will have a direct and positive impact on your baby. By addressing the root cause of symptoms (often held within the autonomic nervous system – which is the the part of you that governs and controls things like breathing, heart rate, digestion and stress response) they can be released and you can your baby can feel more peaceful and comfortable.
I also offer home visits for all babies and this is especially helpful for babies who find being in new places and situations overwhelming.