Christian Bates qualified in Naturopathy in 1997 from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy.
In 2008 he opened the award-winning Perrymount Clinic in Haywards Heath. Through his years treating babies for colic and other birth traumas, Christian has built up a strong reputation with local midwives and health visitors who have made hundreds of referrals to Christian over the years.
A holistic approach
His business soon began to thrive from word-of-mouth and local people spreading the word about his wonderful work. Christian looks at all his patients holistically, using both physical therapies and nutritional advice and his treatment of babies is no different. He will always treat using a combination of cranial osteopathy and nutrition for both baby and parents.
As Christian treated babies over the years he started to see patterns in the causes behind their colic, and from this he developed his own treatment protocols and his “Baby BirthTypes”.
When investigating the scientific research on these causes, Christian found plenty of data to back up his theories of why babies were upset, crying and had colic and reflux.
The Calming Colic
The love for his work coupled with wanting to help mothers and babies outside Sussex and Kent, led him to write a book called ‘The Calming Colic’. The book combines clinical experience and scientific data as well as Christian’s remedies and solutions to help with the condition. By writing the book, Christian also hopes to dispel the myth that colic is an unknown and untreatable problem.
Christian’s book Calming Colic is a step by step guide for the mum to understand why her baby is crying, upset, colicky and not sleeping. It tells you why and then how to help your baby now and then even with their future health too. This is because many of the events around a baby’s first hours of life depict the health issues they have now, such as being in pain with wind and colic and into the future with issues like eczema, asthma, food allergies and sleep problems. Calming Colic takes you through all these issues.
More recently Christian has developed his way of helping mums by using more social media and video. This format is easier for busy mothers to quickly get help. Christian’s website now has a full online baby colic solution comprising of many quick videos to watch and PDF downloads that will be available on TMM very soon! So keep your eyes peeled.
Follow Christian on Instagram: @calming_colic_by_christian