Warmth, intimacy, security – we all need them, but especially when we are very small.
Babies born prematurely often require specific medical attention, which can result in high levels of stress. Stress affects the oxygen levels in our brains and, in premature babies, can lead to brain damage.
A new pulsating bed, placed inside an incubator, aims to simulate the breathing patterns and heartbeat of a parent holding their child, creating a feeling of security.
A crucial development, particularly in Covid times when proximity to parents or medical staff is not always possible.
A recent trial, where blood samples were taken from infants, showed the crib to be equally effective at providing reassurance as the physical presence of a caregiver.