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How Can The Babocush Comfort Cushion Help My Newborn Baby?

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The babocush comfort cushion has many benefits for newborn babies aged 0-6 months. The cushion was designed by a mom whose baby would not settle anywhere - not his bouncer, his cot or even his car seat! The only place he was settled and content was on her chest. So the babocush comfort cushion was designed to replicate just that. It even includes gentle vibrations and a heartbeat sound! Read on to find out how the babocush comfort cushion can help you and your baby.

Often, parents will comment on how quickly their baby settles on the cushion and how it frees their hands up for a few minutes giving them a chance to look after their other kids, catch up on housework, spend quality time with their partners or even just to catch their breath and have a second of ‘me time’. We are proud that the cushion can have such a positive effect but we will always remind people to remain attentive of their relaxing baby.

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The Babocush Can Help Soothe Your Newborn

The number one function of the babocush is to offer comfort and contentment to newborn babies. The comfort cushion is designed to replicate lying on a parents chest and creates a soothing sanctuary for even the fussiest of babies. With gentle vibrations and soft heartbeat sounds, the babocush will offer your baby a calm and reassuring environment which will help them to settle down in no time. This is incredibly beneficial to parents and babies alike, alleviating discomfort or pain for little ones, whilst giving moms and dads some hands free assistance. Giving your baby some time on the babocush to soothe them rather than always holding or rocking them will allow you some extra time to relax with a cup of tea or to get on top of some household chores.

How The Babocush Can Help Your Baby’s Reflux

Baby on reflux cushion

Acid reflux is the medical term for spitting up food. It is incredibly common for newborn babies to suffer from acid reflux which can cause them a lot of discomfort. The babocush comfort cushion can help babies with reflux by giving them tummy time - this is time spent laying on their stomach. When your newborn has regular tummy time while strapped into the babocush they are able to rest on the cushion in a comfortable position which aids in their digestion and ultimately reduces the chances of reflux. If your newborn suffers from reflux it is also good practice to try smaller portions at feeding time and wind your baby during and after every feed.

Read more: How the Babocush can help your baby's reflux problems

How To Soothe A Colicky Baby With The Babocush

Colic is another common condition which affects your baby’s digestive system and causes them to cry for long periods of time. These intense crying episodes are often associated with indigestion, poor feeding habits and intolerances. The 25% of babies who suffer from colic are usually extremely difficult to settle and this can cause a lot of distress to parents. The babocush has helped relieve thousands of colicky babies worldwide, thanks to the unique lying position, the internal heartbeat and vibrations and the gentle, secure, 5 point harness..

Read more: How to soothe a colicky baby with Babocush

How Can The Babocush Encourage Your Baby’s Development

The babocush allows your baby to have tummy time, which is extremely beneficial to their overall development. Daily tummy time will benefit your newborn by allowing them to practice holding their head up whilst strengthening their neck and shoulder muscles and seeing their surroundings from a different perspective. The babocush gives your newborn safe and secure tummy time which will improve their gross motor skills and lead them on their way towards crucial developmental milestones. Encouraging tummy time for your newborn will set the foundation for key muscle development which will later allow them to roll over, crawl and sit upright.

The Babocush Can Help Reduce the Risk of Flat Head Syndrome

Baby with mom on reflux cushion

If your baby spends too much time reclined onto their back then they could be at risk from developing flat head syndrome. Babies' skulls are so soft that flattening can easily occur in this area so it is important to have your baby spend plenty of time on their tummy as this helps to ease any pressure on the back of the skull. By reducing the amount of time your baby lies flat on their back, the babocush allows your baby to not only strengthen their neck, back and torso muscles, but to prevent skull problems too.

How The Babocush Can Help Premature Babies

Premature babies can be safely and securely strapped onto the babocush using the adjustable straps. The babocush is ideal for babies who are a few weeks premature and suffering from acid reflux. Attach the babocush to your rocker or bouncer and use in an inclined position, perfect for winding and keeping your tiny baby comfortable and content. To give your baby that extra bit of comfort and security you can swaddle them in a soft, thin blanket before placing them on the babocush. With premature babies being at a higher risk of developing colic or reflux, swaddling is a great practice to introduce to your baby’s daily routine to help with these conditions.

Baby Eden’s Story

Baby eden on Babocush

Mom Joey was kind enough to share her story with us, of how the babocush helped her and her newborn baby Eden.

“Eden has been a fussy baby since day one. I remember the first night at the hospital she wouldn't stop crying. She was fed, changed and I was even holding her. But now I know why she has always been so fussy. It is because she is a very gassy baby, the trapped gas makes her very uncomfortable.

I am so happy I found the babocush newborn cushion and ergonomic bouncer. This combo is perfectly paired to help soothe baby and the uncomfortable trapped gas. The foam cushion attaches to the Babocush Ergonomic Bouncer at an angle that simulates the position of laying against a parent’s chest. it makes them feel so secure and helps the trapped gas. It can be adjusted to different height positions and the sound box has a heartbeat sound which babies find comforting. You can also turn on the vibrate mode too.

As you you see she is so happy while using the babocush”.

Baby Wyatt’s Story

Baby Wyatt on Babocush

New mum Nikki Arnold was kind enough to share her story with us, of how the babocush helped transform the life of her premature son, Wyatt.

‘‘We began seeing a hospital physical therapist who recommended the babocush. She 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 in 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 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.’’

You can read more about Baby Wyatt’s story here.

For any questions about the babocush comfort cushion you can email us directly, visit our FAQ page or find us on Facebook where we have a global community of parents supporting each other through the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

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