Knitted Octopus Toy

Knitted Octopus Toy

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Hand knitted octopus toys for newborns.

Very popular and make ideal new baby or shower gift but have been proven to be particularly soothing for premature babies as the twisted tentacles are similar to the umbilical cord.The idea of these came from Denmark, where research in a neonatal unit showed that they can calm babies while squeezing their tentacles led to better breathing, more regular heartbeats and higher levels of oxygen in their blood. The babies were also less likely to pull on their monitors and tubes. Research has also shown that crocheted tentacles on this octopus remind little ones of their umbilical cords and being inside their mother's womb, which in turn helps them feel safe.