Have you ever heard that the sound of the uterus can calm the baby when he is crying? This feature has become increasingly popular among families who have been able to reassure their newborn baby instantly by reproducing the noise.
The technique has great prominence in videos on YouTube and already has several contents ranging from five minutes to eight hours in length!
Sound of the womb helps calm the baby: truth or myth?
Really! Just as the noise of the rain can be very cozy for some people, the sound of the womb can be the best in the world for your child!
During pregnancy, as the mother’s body moves all the time, keeping the sound of the heartbeat, the blood flow and even the functioning of the stomach, these noises reach the uterus and end up becoming a super familiar sound for the baby.
Some studies have shown that the technique even has a calming effect on the baby, transmitting protection and safety. What a relief, isn’t it?
The challenge of the first three months
Generally, babies up to three months old usually cry a lot, due to their adaptation outside their mother’s belly and the terrible colic that affects most newborns.
Only those who have been through the suffocation of trying to calm down a little baby know how much this situation can generate tiredness, insecurity and some doubts, especially in first-time parents.
That was the case of application driver Jonathan Teixeira, 26, who tried everything to reassure his first son, Bernardo.
“It was wonderful to discover the sound of the womb, it really works! When he cried, we would change his diaper, breastfeed, give him a colic massage, but nothing would solve it. It was just putting on the sound that he would calm down and go to sleep automatically. It sounds like a magic song,” he joked.
The noise resembles the famous “shhh” or even the noise of a hair dryer or vacuum cleaner. Saleswoman Juliana Martins, 26, tried something similar with little Benjamin.
“Before I bathed him, I’d turn on the dryer so he’d calm down and it always worked! It’s like he really feels inside his tummy,” he said.
Exterogestation theory: know the advantages
The sound of the uterus is part of the theory of exterogestation, in which pregnancy does not last only nine months, but 12. The concept advocates that parents should create the maximum sensations that the child had during that period for the first three months of life.
There are other methods that can also help parents in this mission. Get to know them:
- Reduce cradle space by using a reducer nest;
- Wrap the baby in a blanket, underwear or a baby carrier;
- Put it right next to Mom or Dad with a sling;
- Make rocking moves;
- Give bath ofurô (bucket bath), which resembles the intrauterine environment.
Did you like the tips? Put in the comments which technique caught your attention the most!
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