6 Week Follow Up After Cranial Treatment for Non-Sleeping Toddler

Cranial Therapy Success!

Jill and Mike had their daughter Brooklyn treated 6 weeks ago because she was sleeping so poorly and they were all sleep deprived as a family. You can read their first post HERE

So it has been almost 6 weeks since we had the cranial sacral therapy done by Tony on our daughter Brooklyn (she will be 3 in October), and I have to say life is amazing!  I will admit that for the first week I thought every night was a fluke.  I kept expecting that this treatment would not last and we would be back to the screaming, thrashing wake ups.  That was the life that we had become accustomed to.  But here we are 6 weeks later, with a sleeping toddler.  We have the occasional night where she wakes up because of a storm or a loud noise, but it no longer is the end of our night.  It only takes about 5 minutes to get her back to sleep and she is not inconsolable.  She is also napping at least an hour a day, but more like 2-3 on a regular basis.
Besides the sleep I have to say that we have our daughter back.  Since the sleep deprivation had become such the norm, we did not realize the changes that had occurred in Brooklyn.  Looking back now it is easy to see.  She had terrible tantrums that lasted up to an hour, she became a poor eater and she her personality had disappeared.
Once her sleep improved the rest of the problems seemed to vanish.  Her tantrums still occur, she is almost 3, but they only last a few minutes and we are able to calmly discuss the issue afterwards.  She began eating much better, and has put on healthy weight and above all her personality returned.  The first day we heard her laugh again, we realized that it had been at least 6 months since we heard that infectious laughter.  She is back to her silly, dancing, singing, laughing self.  Brooklyn has also grown leaps and bounds with her confidence.  She will now go and explore on playgrounds without holding our hands and she is not afraid to introduce herself to other kids and initiate play.

6 weeks ago if you had told me that cranial therapy could improve all of these aspects of Brooklyn’s life I would have doubted that was possible.  But now I know and as a family we feel so blessed to have had this session with Tony!
Mike, Jill and their (sleeping at night!) daughter Brooklyn
Jill is the FIT4MOM Front Range Membership and Special Programs Coordinator as well as the Littleton Stroller Strides and Body Back instructor and running coach. They are expecting baby #2 in September!

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