Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Containing the boy

The picture below shows my hands "containing" Roscoe when he was a little fussy. Roscoe is familiar with the feeling of being contained in a womb. The nurses said that by putting light pressure on his head, body, and feet it gives him the pressure sensation that's similar to the womb.

Usually when we do this and speak softly to him, his heart rate will calm down a little as he settles in and gets more comfortable. This is similar to how people typically wrap a newborn up really tight and make whooshing sounds in their ear that sounds like their mom's heartbeat.

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