Generally, because most infants and children don’t carry as much muscle tension as adults do, the pediatric adjustment utilizes gentle, low force techniques, equal to the amount of pressure you would use to touch a ripe tomato. These adjustments are specific and directional motions to the bones and ligaments to remove restrictions and restore proper alignment of the spine and cranium. By doing so, this allows for your child to have optimal neurological and immune function so that he or she can meet developmental milestones and happily thrive in life! Infants are either rested on their backs in a soft cradling cushion on the table, held in the seated caretaker’s arms, or laying on their belly on top of their caretaker’s belly as they lay on the table. The older child is free to lay on the chiropractic table or sit up right (whatever is comfortable for them!)…however, toddlers have a tendency to wiggle and squirm all over the place, so usually the adjustment takes place in a variety of positions and locations while playing with toys!