Baby Communication

Baby Communication Babies are fascinating beings, constantly communicating through their behaviours and actions. As parents, caregivers, and individuals who interact with babies, it is essential to have a deep understanding of their behavior to provide the best possible care and support. In this post, we will explore the valuable insights from renowned experts such as […]

Brain and sensory functions that facilitate sleep.

We received a question recently from a therapist: “Health visitors have been asking about the impact of babies being placed in continuously vibrating cots, prams, child seats and the impact these might have on the child’s sensory development. Do you have any advice?“ There are currently a number of mechanical means of providing vibrating, rocking, […]

Sensory Bliss: Exploring the Holistic Benefits of Infant Massage

Baby massage.

Early intervention, neonatal, and perinatal providers understand the profound significance of nurturing a child’s sensory experiences from the earliest moments of life. One practice that resonates deeply in this realm is infant massage. Often perceived as a beautiful form of parenting, infant massage transcends mere bonding —it creates an optimal sensory environment, fostering a deeper […]

Sensory Experiences and Epigenetic Changes

Epigenetics

We are often asked about the world of epigenetics. We are super interested in the evolving understanding of epigenetics as it is demonstrating how the sensory worlds we experience, including those of smell, touch, sounds, movements etc actually change how our genetic stories unfold. These impact the building of our brains and bodies, including our […]

HOW AND WHY TO GIVE YOUR BABY A FOOTHOLD

Parent holding baby's feet

Footholds are a wonderful way to comfort your baby, especially in the NICU or Neonatal Unit. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how and why to give your baby a foothold. Remember always check with your neonatal team before trying something new with your baby. WHY GIVE YOUR BABY A FOOTHOLD? You can help your baby […]

WRAPPED BATHS  

Wrapped bath.

Wrapped or “swaddle” baths are perfect for premature or young babies in the NICU or neonatal care. They help prepare them for bath time at home.   Wrapping your baby helps keep them warm in the bath while also supporting them in a tuck position. This helps babies feel comfortable as if they are in their […]

Sleep

Sleep Sleep is as essential part of our health, development, growth, and well-being. “Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day — Mother Nature’s best effort yet at contra-death.” Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Sleep is essential […]

The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is an inexpensive, personal activity to help process trauma and manage mental health.  Journaling is a private space, where you can be yourself without any judgement or criticism.  It is described by Monk and Folit (2019) as “the practice of taking time . . . to write and reflect on thoughts, feelings and life […]

Early Intervention

“ Ask yourself the hard questions. Never stop asking. And allow your answers to change as you do.” – Colin Wright We love receiving questions from colleagues and all those interested in becoming more sensory informed, working in perinatal, neonatal and early intervention settings. In bold, is a great series of nuanced questions and observations. They […]

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