Research has proven that premature babies better regulate body temperatures in a nest, which leads to an imporved growth. The restriction provided by the nest has a positive effect on respiration and emotional rest. Positioning and restriction limit stress, and stimulates healthy sleeping behaviour as well as neurological development. The Benjamin ComfyNest, and its matching accessories, were developed to position, support and restrict the premature baby or a baby with low birth weight in various positions. The ComfyNest offers the possibility to position the baby in a midline orientation and thus promotes hand-mouth and hand-hand contact, which will make the baby feel more comfortable and, consequently, better capable of self-regulation. In the ComfyNest a baby can be weighed, moved, examined and transported, restricting stress to a minimum.
- The flexible and smooth inside roller makes it possible to easily reduce or increase the nest.
- The four straps offer ample opportunity to support the baby in the correct position and offers restriction from above. The straps help the baby maintain the midline position. They can be attached both straight and crossed around the baby and the nest.
The Benjamin ComfyNest consists of the following parts:
The Benjamin ComfyStar
The Benjamin ComfyStar is a soft grain bag. It can be used to support the baby if necessary. It can be placed around head, neck or hips or under or against a little arm or leg. The size of the Benjamin ComfyStar can also be reduced by folding it.
The Benjamin ComfyPillow
In order to optimize a healthy growth of the head and prevent a preference position, it is important to turn the child’s head regularly. The ComfyPillow is used to keep the head in the correct position. The ComfyPillow can also support the head when the child gets artificial respiration.
The Benjamin ComfyKiss
Odour plays an essential part in mother-child bonding. The presence of the mother’s odour results in stress relief for the baby. The use of the Benjamin ComfyKiss scent pad may contribute to this. The mother or the father wears the scent pad, thus absorbing body oudor.
Is additional support needed?
Optional: ComfyNest Roll
An extra roll can support your child even better where necessary and provide better restriction.