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Expert Help And Resources For Cry Babies

There are resources & experts who can help you deal with your baby.

Here’s an overview of the various people who can help parents who are struggling with a crying baby. These people are the following: experts, children’s nurse, nurse youth health, baby consultant, lactation consultant, babysitters, general practitioner, pediatrician, pediatrician, physiotherapist, educator, psychologist, social worker, chiropractic, osteopathy, craniosacral therapist, homeopath

Here is a brief explanation of everyone’s education and work.


There are countless websites where you can find experts on cry babies. is very good example of one.

Make good use of such sites such as this one. This can save you a lot of work and energy since the information such sites such as this one can be a great help. However, you should never replace it with a consultation with a doctor.

Useful Sites of experts: particular page on breastfeeding and hypoallergenic formula are worth reading.

Children’s Nurse

A children’s nurse is also called a pediatric nurse. He or she deals with various health conditions of kids, ranging from newborns to adolescents. This is a fulfilling job but it entails a lot of work, dedication, and patience.

Youth Health Nurse

A youth health nurse has the basic nurse training that is supplemented by training in Public Health. You meet a youth health nurse for the first time when your baby is about  2 to 3 weeks old. Then contact usually take place in a clinic but, if necessary, the young nurse can also visit at home.

Based our experience, the various nurses have different kinds of knowledge and experience levels in the field of cry babies. This goes for the professionals in the said field as well. Visiting the clinic is not compulsory, but it is advisable because of various preventive examinations.

Baby Consultant

This is a self-employed nurse with various training and extensive experience in infant care. He or she specializes in the care of children whose age range from  0 to 12 months old. Baby consultants provide guidance in private practice or in the family home. Unfortunately, their services is not reimbursed by health insurance. Network of nursing baby consultants: Bebibalansa.

Lactation consultant

A lactation consultant is a specialist who provides valuable help when there are  problems with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants work in hospitals, home care or located independently. Their services are covered by most health insurers.

Qualified Babysitters

According to babysitting specialist site, you may be able to find some very qualified babysitters who can offer some very helpful skills and services for cry babies. On babysitting search sites like Sittercity, you can do specific searches for babysitters who are trained and have the credentials to take care of babies who have a propensity to cry and require special care.

Furthermore, applying a Sittercity promo code when you subscribe makes this service very affordable for parents to avail of. It appears that babysitter provider sites such as and Sittercity are aware of the needs for special care, which really makes it convenient for parents who need help.

General Practitioner or Medical Doctor

A GP is a general practitioner or a medical doctor. Your family doctor is your first point of contact for questions, concerns or complaints regarding the health of your baby.

The doctor may prescribe medication or treatment for your baby. Furthermore, your doctor may refer your baby to a medical expert like a  physiotherapist or a pediatrician. Your family doctor can come and visit you at home in case you are not feeling too well to come to the clinic.


University basic medical training, supplemented with on-the-job experience or further education. Together with the youth health nurse, a pediatrician is  responsible for the baby’s regular health examinations. This serves a as a preventive measure so that the baby is diagnosed and treated immediately.

Children Physiotherapist

Should have the basic training as a physiotherapist, continuing on to being a  pediatric physiotherapist. A physical therapist guides and treats patients with physical problems such as posture  and movement.

Children physical therapists focus on the functional status of children in their communities. A referral from general practitioner or medical specialist is no longer required to contact this particular kind of  therapist.


A pedagogue is an educator who has taken up a college or a university level course. If you are experiencing problems in raising your child (ren) or if your child’s development is problematic, you can enlist the help of a teacher.


A psychologist has a minimum four-year education at a university. You can go to a psychologist for help, advice, and guidance on personal problems.

In a (threatening) post partum depression, you may seek help so that you can talk about your feelings. You can talk to your partner about it. Seek help and support from  a friend. You may also join a support group. However, you should immediately get with a psychologist if there are any underlying psychological issues.

Social Worker

Social work is a four-year course. A social worker works through the General Social Work or a setting like a hospital or a large company (social services).

A social worker focuses on providing assistance and services for psycho-social and material problems. If your baby is discharged from the hospital and you require further support and guidance at home, the social worker can refer you to an agency in your area.

Social work is a municipal facility, there are no charges . You can directly contact them.

There’s a lot of debate about the therapies of osteopaths and craniosacral therapists especially after the death of a three-month old baby in 2007. There was also a baby in Germany who had died after undergoing the same therapies.

Most forms of therapies lack scientific evidence. For example, see the literature  on the effects of treatment in infants with the so-called KISS syndrome , by PLPBrand, RHHEngelbert, PJMHelders and M. Offringa.

Anyone can open an alternative practice with this type of treatment and our country has no control over that. At the Healthcare Inspectorate, regular caregivers are monitored.


Basic training as a doctor or physiotherapist, complemented by training in osteopathy. An osteopath treats both the musculoskeletal system (parietal),  the body system (visceral), and the nervous system (craniosacral).

An osteopath pays much attention to the skull of the child. The skull of an infant has a certain “plasticity”. This is due to the cartilage tissue between the skull bones.

A vulnerable part of the skull is the skull base. The skull base of an infant is composed of individual pieces. These individual pieces will eventually join together as the infant matures. This area is prone to injuries.

A light-touch therapy that focuses on the head is called cranio-sacral therapy. This particular kind of therapy is an essential part of osteopathy.

Cranio-sacral therapist

Cranio-sacral therapy focuses on applying ‘soft’ techniques on the head area and spinal cord. These “soft” techniques are examples of “subtle” therapies that seem to have great health benefits without any major intervention. These tender techniques stimulate the self-healing ability of the body. Treatments are covered by most health insurers.

Manual therapist

They have basic training in manual therapy. This type of therapy is most commonly used by massage therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and osteopathic physicians.

A manual therapist examines and treats the joints of the spine, neck, arms and legs with just the use of the hand. This particular kind of therapy puts pressure on the affected area to ease pain. The effects of manual therapy are often immediately noticeable. It improves posture  and function of the joints and movement is easier.


A bachelor’s degree is needed to train as a chiropractor. A chiropractor diagnoses disorders of the musculoskeletal system (spine and nervous system) and uses the technique of massaging to manipulate or correct the joints. No referral from the GP is needed to visit a chiropractor. Treatments are reimbursed in whole or in part.


In the Netherlands there are over 600 physicians using homeopathy. The doctors who are members of the Medical Association for Homeopathy (VHAN) have studied or taken it up during their medical studies (classical) homeopathy.

About 100 of them are also family doctors or specialists. The other 300 have completely focused on homeopathy and sometimes work together with general practitioners and specialists.

There are also about 400 “classical homeopaths. Most of them are not doctors. While they have some medical knowledge,  they did not reach university level and are without practical experience.

The consultations of VHAN physicians are largely reimbursed by most insurance from funds from supplementary insurance. The same applies to the medicines they prescribe.




Cry Baby Resources And Literature

Informative film on peace and regularity produced by Physicians for Children.

Assche, R. and Seitschek, osteopathic Behandlung im Child Salter. Verlag f ü r osteopathy, 2003.

Bankers, G., Bronsvoort, A. Jonker, R., Lierop, M. Rooij, A. Rider, M. de, Pond-Reenalda, H. van de Vries and J. de. In: Blom, R., Boere-Boonekamp, M and l’Hoir, M., Concept Advice, (ed.) regularity, predictability and incentive reduction. Program for prevention and intervention of excessive crying, October 2005.

Barr, RG Normality: A Clinically useless concept. The case of infant crying and colic. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 1993; 4, p. 264-270.

Blancke, L. Guide to the folder ‘Crying; How comforting my baby? ” and the brochure ‘Screaming programs; the console does not help. ” Brussels (Belgium): Child and Family, Department of Preventive Care, 1998.

Buck H., et al Functional symptoms in the newborn; Nomenclatrue  existing declaration mechanisms and osteopathic pathophysiological model, The Osteopath, 9/2005.

Fire, PLP, Engelbert, RHH, Helders, PJM and Offringa M. Systematic literature   on the effects of treatment in infants with kopgewrichteninvloed case of breakdown of symmetry “(” KISS syndrome). Dutch Journal of Medicine, 2005, No . 149 (13), p. 703-707.

Brugman, E., Reijneveld SA, Hollander Gijsman, ME den, Burgmeijer, RJF and Radder JJ Hull behavior of infants. In: Readings in child healthcare. PBL Poll 1997/1998. Leiden: TNO Prevention and Health, 1999.

Buskop-Kobussen, MPHM and Bruijns, S. Diagnosis and Intervention, 1996.

Clarke, Gibb, Heart and Davidson. I nfant massage; developing an evidence base for health visiting practice. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 2002, nr. 6, p. 121-126. 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Satisfaction with health care for young Children. Pediatrics Vol. 113; 6 june 2004.

Neonatal Intensive Care; Satisfaction Measured from a parents perspective. Pediatrics Vol. 103; January 1, 1999.

Dijs P., Osteopathy bei Kindern, DO Deutsche Zeitschrift für osteopathy 2/2004.

Garrison, MM and Christakis, DA A systematic review of treatments for infantile colic. Pediatrics 2000; 106, p. 184-190.

Helsmoortel all, Der gastrointestinal ösophagale Über Gang in der Diagnostik und Behandlung (Part 2), Osteopathic Medizin 5. Jahrgang Heft 1/2004.

Hirth T., Der gastrointestinal ösophagale Übergang Apertrue  und Anti-Reflux Barriere (Part 1), Osteopathic Medizin 4. Jahrgang Heft 4/2003.

  1. Liu et al, Evidence for a periferal mechanism or esophagocrural diaphragm inhibitory refex in cats. Am J Physiol Gastointest Liver Physiol 278 VT, 2000.

Lucassen, PLBJ, Black, P., Sleuwen, BE and l’Hoir, MP Excessive crying infants. In: Es, JC, Keeman, JN, Leo, PW and Zitman, FG (ed.), The Medical 2002. Wooden / Diegen: Bohn Stafleu of Loghum, 2002.

Lucassen, PLBJ, Assendelft, WJJ, Gubbels, JW et al Effectiveness of treatments for infantile colic.; systematic review. British Medical Journal 1998; 316, p. 1563-1569.

Lucassen, PLBJ, Infant colic in primary car. Occurrence, causes, treatments. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit, 1998.

Nooitgedagt, JE, Black, P. and Brand, PLP Causes, treatment and outcome in infants who had been admitted because of excessive crying in the children’s department of the Isala Clinics in Zwolle 1997- 2003 Dutch Journal of Medicine, 2005, no. 149, p. 472-477.

Paoletti S. Faszien, Urban & Fischer Verlag, 2001, p. 88-100.

Beware, L., Aertssen, L. Reynders, E., Saliez and Leconte, S. Approach suspected child abuse. Launching a guide for general practitioners and emergency personnel on emergency services. Scientific Association of General Practitioners , April 18, 2005.

Patterson PE, Harding SM, Gastoesophageal reflux disorders and asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med 5 (1): 63-67, 1999.

Rautava, P., Helenius, H. and Silanpää, M., L. Psychosocial predisposing factors for infantile colic. British Medical Journal 1993; 307: p. 600-604.

TW Sadler, Langman’s Medical Embryology, tenth revised edition, Bohn Stafleu of Loghum.

Schultz, RL, Feitis R., The endless Web, 1996, p. 11-12.

Schwerdtner HP Das Okziput-ein more balanced Aspekt der bei Säuglingen kraniosakralen Osteopathy, DO Deutsche Zeitschrift für Osteopathie 2/2004.

Shang A, Huwiler-Müntener, K., Nartey, L., Jüni, P., Dörig, S., Sterne JA, Pewsner, and D. Egger, M. Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homeopathy and allopathy . The Lancet vol. 366, August 27, 2005, no. 9487, p. 726-732.

Mr. Sobhi, Osteopathic Therapy von Neugeborenen mit Saugstörungen, Osteopathic Medizin, 1/2006.

Wade S. and Kilgour T . Infantile colic. British Medical Journal 2001; 323, p. 437-440.

Zweedijk, F., Bekaert W. Posterior positional plagiocephalgiee: review of the literature   and osteopathic approach, the osteopath, in April 2004.

Books and brochures

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.

Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau       ISBN 90 225 2938 X

The language of crying. Dealing positively with crying and anger of babies and children up to 8 years.

Aletha J. Solther      ISBN 90 6020 786 6

Tears stall.

Eileen English          ISBN 90 7767 1072

Service brochure Postnatal depression, 100 questions and 100 answers.

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