The babocush comfort cushion has many benefits for newborn babies aged 0-6 months. Very often, parents note how quickly their baby settles on the cushion. There are numerous testimonies from parents regarding colicky babies who find peace from its gentle sounds and soft texture. The babocush is designed to provide solace and comfort to newborns and the rest of the household. Parents comment on how the babocush frees their hands up for a few minutes and allows them the rare chance to catch their breath. We are proud that it can have such a positive effect but we will always remind people to remain attentive of their relaxing baby.
Soothing 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 the womb which 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 get on top of some household chores.
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 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.
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 which are often associated with indigestion, 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 colicky babies thanks to the unique lying position, the internal heartbeat simulator and gentle secure hold.
Encourages 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 rollover, crawl and sit upright.
Reduces the Risk of Flat Head Syndrome
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.
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 to 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 Wyatt’s Story
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 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 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 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.’’
You can read more about Baby Wyatt’s story here.
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