Happiest baby and the 5-S Method of doctor Harvey Karp
Perhaps it is of interest to you? The 5S-method by doctor Harvey Karp:
- Swaddling: Tight swaddling provides the continuous touching and support your baby is used to experiencing within the womb.
- Side/stomach position: The infant is placed on their left side to assist in digestion, or on their stomach to provide reassuring support. “But never use the stomach position for putting your baby to sleep,” cautions Karp. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is linked to stomach-down sleep positions. When a baby is in a stomach down position do not leave them even for a moment.
- Shushing sounds: These imitate the continual whooshing sound made by the blood flowing through arteries near the womb.
- Swinging: Newborns are used to the swinging motions within their mother’s womb, so entering the gravity driven world of the outside is like a sailor adapting to land after nine months at sea. “It’s disorienting and unnatural,” says Karp. Rocking, car rides, and other swinging movements all can help.
- Sucking: “Sucking has its effects deep within the nervous system,” notes Karp, “and triggers the calming reflex and releases natural chemicals within the brain.”
We support the 5-S Method as taught by the American pediatrician doctor Harvy Karp.
On the picture from left to right: Doctor Hans Burggraaff family physician, doctor Harvey Karp pediatrician, doctor Marieke Bos family physician, Saskia Correa doctor in training. Not on the picture doctor Vincent Verstappen, family physician in training.