February 16, 2009

More Specific Cuddlers...

Continuing on yesterday's calming and soothing theme, a few more ideas for soothing your wee one by stimulating the proprioceptive system:
  • Walking - Try going for an evening walk around the block together. The act of walking provides gentle joint compression for your kiddo. And has the added bonus of promoting health and wellness for your whole family.
  • Rolling on a Yoga Ball
  • Snuggle up together in a tightly wrapped blanket. Holding your kiddo in your lap, give her something weighted, like a rice sack, while talking or reading a book together.
  • Try massaging and squeezing your little one's hands and feet. This can be extremely soothing (for grown ups, too!)

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