Hammock as a great solution to many parental problems.
Sarah Steinemann, a physiotherapist for children, recommends the usage of a baby hammock.
Young parents have many challenges to face with. Usually, they are exhausted and feel lost when their newborn is crying constantly or sleeps fitfully. Sarah Steinemann, a physiotherapist for children, living in Barnstorf, deals with sucklings, disabled and healthy children. She is familiar with the problems of new parents every day.
Top three problems parents have with their baby
The main focus of Sarah Steinemann’s daily work is: delaying of development, asymmetry of cranium and screaming babies suffering from colic. She stresses on clarification and general examination of problems. For instance, a baby who suffers from deceleration of development is not able to turn around or crawl.
On the other hand, the result of laying frequently is an asymmetry of the cranium.
“Nowadays, babies spend almost 50% of a day in a child`s car seat or lying flat on their back. By this, there is no space for moving themselves or turning around. This results in an enormous pressure on their cranium. This kind of load also has a negative effect on the lumbar region if children are seated in a child car seat.“ , the physiotherapist for children says.
Successful therapy with a baby hammock
Sarah Steinemann believes that a baby hammock is a great solution to the mentioned problems above. She gained good experiences with the NONOMO® Baby Hammock. It relieves the soft spine and distributes the baby’s weight equally. So, pressure points and a typical flat back-head can be avoided. Another advantage is the setting in a lateral position. The physiotherapist explains: “Babies bring together their hands and a corresponding eye-hand-coordination takes place. Being in a hammock is a completely different feeling than lying on the floor. Children are able to discover the stimulus of movement of the spring. ” The expert recommends the use of hammocks to parents with baby’s who suffer from colic: “Swaying soflty up and down helps a baby to relax and may reduce the air in its tummy. The intestinal activity is stimulated and improved by that movement. ”
Avoid stimulus satiation – nature instead of mobile
Steinemann also tried hammocks with screaming babies and rates her experience positively. “Our world is loud and full of visual stimuli which are difficult to treat for a baby. It’s really advisable to protect a baby against unnecessary stimuli. It’s far better to lay down a baby in a hammock which is fixed in the garden than to turn on a baby mobile. Your child can easily calm down while it is listening to the wind and rustling leaves.”