Unsettled Infants – Babies needed for osteopathic research

Unsettled Infants – Babies needed for osteopathic research

We are pleased to announce that our exciting collaborative research study, CUTIES, will relaunch this October; CUTIES (Crying, Unsettled, DisTressed Infants: Effectiveness Study) is an international research project looking at the effect of osteopathic intervention on babies who are unsettled, distressed and cry excessively (often referred to as babies with colic or silent reflux).

Each participant will receive two consultations free of charge, provided by an experienced osteopathic practitioner. In return, we are asking the parent to complete paperwork for us; two questionnaires (which can be completed online) plus a diary of how often baby is crying.

Consultations will take place on Wednesday mornings. The first consultation will take place at the ESO Clinic in Maidstone with Claire Piper. The follow-up session will take place a week later with Louise Bolton at her private osteopathic practice in Kings Hill – participants must be able and prepared to travel in order to participate.

The criteria for those interested in taking part:-

  • Baby must be aged between 1 and 10 weeks
  • Baby will have been crying for over 3 hours per day for more than 3 days in the last week
  • Baby will be considered difficult to console
  • The accompanying parent must be over 18 years of age

The study will be running from October to January. Further information can be found here.

If you would be interested in taking part and you, and baby, meet the criteria please email sheilaevenden@eso.ac.uk with your name and contact details. A member of the research team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have.