The baby is helpless and defenseless. In order to give him a sense of confidence in the safety of the world around him, so that he feels the love of his parents, in the first months he needs as often as possible in the hands of people who love him.
A child who receives parental attention at the right time grows independently. Kids, deprived of close contact with the mother, can grow closed and shy.
Motion sickness is first and foremost the creation of contact and bodily communication between mother and child. A woman learns to feel her baby, to understand and decipher his reactions, that is, to communicate.
And the baby gets the physical connection necessary for him with his mother: he feels the closeness of her body, smell, heartbeat, satisfies the need for tactile contact. The baby “rocked” when the mother walked during pregnancy, and this rhythm is remembered by the baby and produces a positive psychological effect, calming the baby.
But if dad wants to rock the baby, do not resist such a desire. It is more difficult for a man to feel a crumb, because his father did not bear him and did not give birth.
The contact of the father and child, even simple motion sickness, will help to establish a mutual emotional and psychological connection. Scarce will each time increasingly trust the Pope, will begin to calm down in his arms.
In addition, during the motion of the baby, the vestibular apparatus becomes stronger. This, in turn, stimulates the formation of a sense of balance and helps the crumbs to better feel their bodies.
Also, the work of the brain is synchronized with the functions of the internal organs, sleep becomes deep, the body and brain really relax. Light rhythmic movements help the baby calm down and relax, to distract from the painful sensations during colic or teething.
However, as in any other case, rocking the baby, it is important not to overdo it.
If the child is still quite small, hold it so that the baby’s back rests on the adult’s forearm, and be sure to support the head. It is necessary to rock the child smoothly: right-left, back and forth, up and down. Consider that not only arms, but also the whole body of an adult should move, but the child remains in the same position.
Movement should not be too strong and sharp, otherwise the baby will be overexcited. The head of the infant is disproportionately large compared to the body, the neck muscles are weak, the vestibular apparatus is still underdeveloped, and with sudden movements with a swaying of the head, the baby may feel dizzy and increase intracranial pressure.
Excessive zeal is fraught with injuries of the cervical spine and intracerebral hemorrhages.
Sling provides physical contact with the child and gives mom the opportunity to do household chores, to move freely. The child falls asleep in time with his mother’s movements.
But the baby can stay in a sling no more than 3-4 hours a day, since this accessory inhibits the child’s active movements, which can adversely affect his spine. Stroller well rocked baby while walking.
You can just roll it or swing it from side to side. In order for the motion sickness not to harm the baby, the baby carriage must have a mild shock absorption.
The cradle is suspended from the ceiling using a hinge (included) or to a special rod (sold separately), allowing it to be installed in any convenient place. Calm, smooth rocking cradle will give your baby a sense of natural security.
For a change, the baby can be rocked on a fitball: Mom, sitting on the ball, holds the child in her arms. At the same time she slowly swings back and forth, sideways, slightly bounces.
At the same time, mothers strengthen the muscles of the back and legs. The motion sickness must be short-lived, otherwise the mother will have an overstrain of the muscles.
In the crib to rock the baby should also be only smooth and soft movements. If the baby wakes up often at night, put his bed next to her.
Then do not have to constantly jump up to calm the crumbs.