“Can you explain the things on his chest in the first picture It looks like something weighted, like a weighted blanket for anxiety? I sew for a NICU unit and always looking for comfort items.”
I had posted a picture of Gannon and an update on the Jo’s Country Junction Facebook group.
These are weights. They are a heavier fabric and filled with those plastic filler beads. Gannon seems to like them. I think they put pressure on his tummy which helps with the gas pains.
The nurses told us that they often use these on kids with or without anxiety.
I had Kalissa take a picture of them. See?The “U” is filled. Then a line is sewn in the center….
Then a line is sewn on each side on the tail end. Filler beads only go in the center section of the tail area.
Kalissa took a picture with her hand so you could see the size.
Here’s a little drawing so you can see the sewing line better. Beads go in the “U” and in the center of the bottom. On the bottom the center part is also filled with beads.
I hope that helps. I think these would be a nice added item for any NICU. I think I would suggest T-shirt material or a light denim type fabric. If it was that, I think they would stand up to a machine washing.
Here’s the picture from this morning’s blog post. I think you can see it more easily.
In the first picture of this post he has two of them on him. In this picture, he only has one on.
Hopefully you can make sense of the explanation…