Apparently this has been floating around the internet for a bit. But I’ve just come across it, thanks to some of my friends sharing it around. I’m talking about the Babocush. Someone sent me to this great video on facebook and so I had to check it out some more.
The video makes it pretty clearly but if for some reason you’re allergic to facebook the Babocush is like a rocker for a baby where they lie on their stomach and not their back, held in place by a harness and then rocked to sleep. It seems so obvious…once I’ve seen it.
This video shows it in a little bit more detail:
It looks to be a great idea and part of me is just a tiny bit sad that my own kids are too big to use one: its’ really for kids that are under 6 months.
It’d be fun to try and see if it really could rock a baby to sleep so easily. It makes a lot of sense to have a baby securely on their tummy instead of their back. After all, that’s a natural preference for really young kids. Having the harness cuts out any rusk of sudden infant death syndrome (I would thing but I am not an expert).
I’ve liked walks for calming down children but this would work well in the home.
The Babocush website claims – or perhaps just suggests – that the Babocush helps babies with colic or reflux calm down and relax. It’s hard to say if that’d be true, especially as I don’t know much about either condition.
I’ve been lucky in that I have no experience with reflux or colic with our two kids. I don’t know if this product would help or not. I would be interested in anyone’s feedback if they want to send it to me.
Winding a baby is meant to be made easier with the babocush as well. That’s what that video was about above, if you didn’t watch it. That I have less trouble believing.
Just to be clear: I am not affiliated with Babocush and did not receive anything for writing this.