I've been under the weather lately so, I haven't made it out At the Fence. Today I wanted to tell you about a really neat little item for bonding with your baby. It is called a Snoedel. The Dutch word Snoedel means to snuggle. I received a cute blue one! It is so soft! Snoedels are designed to absorb the parents scent and then when you allow your child to hold or cuddle with the Snoedel it slowly releases the parents scent. Snoedels recommends the parent sleep with the Snoedel couple of nights before giving the Snoedel to your child. This will also need done again after washing.The Snoedel looks like a little handkerchief doll with a sleeping cap on., except it is made out of 100% flannel. Here are just a few of the names peope call their S noedel: Doll, Blanket, Lovey,Blankie, Woobie and Snoody. Visit this page, to see a few of the suggested uses of the Snoedel. Not only do they carry the Snoedels, but they also carry matching blankets! If you order the Snoedel/Blanket set, you will also receive a burp cloth.
Snoedel is the original sleeping and bonding aid doll for babies completely handcrafted in the United States by moms, grandmothers, and female college students under "newborn-safe" conditions (environments free of tobacco and perfumes.) It is comprised of 100% natural fibers and has been safe for use with all babies including newborns, premature infants, and other babies in Neonatal Intensive Care units.
Snoedels bring comfort as "aromatherapy of the very best kind - Mamatherapy (the scent of mom)". They are designed specifically to absorb and retain a mother's (or father's) scent. Then when held or placed near a newborn or infant the scent is slowly released to comfort the baby, thus improving sleep, aiding in bonding, and soothing a baby's crying or distress. A parent should sleep with the soft Snoedel for a couple of nights prior to giving the Snoedel to the baby.
Snoedels are being used in hospitals:
"We are proud to say that beginning with Arnold Palmer Hospital, has been used for over ten years to comfort hospitalized babies on ventilators, heart monitors and other medical equipment. These infants in NICunits, physically separated from their parents, gain comfort from their parent’s scent captured in the 100% natural Snoedel doll fibers.
Postmodern nursing is focusing on the critical balance between caring and curing, and refreshing the blend of holistic therapies with the technical aspects of modern medicine.* As the costs to equip neonatal units rise dramatically, the Snoedel (priced under $25) could be implemented as the most cost-effective and non
labor-intensive healing therapy in a NICU.
The Snoedel is in conformity with the provisons of the Safety of Toys Directive (CE Mark) and can be sterilized for a hospital environment."Now Snoedels has a new Snoedel designed for your pet. You know, if your pet suffers from separation anxiety, or needs to stay in a kennel for a period of time. It is also great for breeders to send home with a new puppy to help prevent separation anxiety from mom. They are made from 100% cotton.
Snoedels: Aromatherapy of the best kind - the scent of mom! You can connect with Snoedels on Facebook
Snoedels gets an A+ from At the Fence. Snoedels is going to allow one winner to get their own Snoedels. (Company choice)
Mandatory Entry: Go to Snoedels and tell me in a comment, which Snoedel you like best. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 9/14 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Snoedel for review purposes. All quotes are from the Snoedel website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.