Being a parent to a new born is stressful enough, without even considering the extra challenges involved when your baby is premature. New mum Nikki was kind enough to share her story with us, of how the Babocush helped transform the life of her premature son, Wyatt. Read the story in her own words below.
I first heard of the Babocush from a good friend of mine. She had told me a little bit about it and it sounded like a truly wonderful product, I even added it to my baby shower!
Unfortunately, my water broke when I was 29 weeks pregnant. My shower was cancelled, and on June 30 2017 my beautiful son Wyatt was born 10 weeks premature. He weighed just 3 lbs 14 oz.
And so, my family and I began the long, hard journey of having a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This was a very challenging time for us all, especially as I had to watch my baby struggle to do the simple things most babies do, like breathe and eat, and I begged God to provide for him. Slowly he began to improve.
We began seeing a hospital physical therapist who recommended the Babocush as well. She again told me about the benefits of the cushion and how it helped with fussiness, colic, and reflux. She told me I should look into it and I'm truly glad I did. I quickly found out that the Babocush helps prevent colic by holding your baby securely just like you do, and has the extra comfort of a gentle vibration and heartbeat sound. You can also adjust the incline of the Babocush, ensuring your baby is the correct position to prevent acid reflux, and after a feed you can use the cushion for instant relief from wind and gas pains – it sounded like just what Wyatt needed.
We were able to use it occasionally in the hospital, and will continue to use it for tummy time at home. At one point my baby was struggling to keep his feeds down, and since we started using the Babocush he hasn’t had a problem with reflux or fussiness after eating. I am truly glad this product exists and so thankful to Babocush and their amazing customer service.
My baby came home on September 6th 2017 after 67 days in the NICU, and I truly believe God, Babocush and the wonderful NICU staff played a part in helping my baby thrive! He now weighs 7 lbs 10 oz and we are all looking forward to seeing him continue to grow now that we finally have him home.
Thank you Babocush!