What Is Baby Ball?
From the beginning, your baby benefits when you hold them in a balled-up position, with their knees to their nose, face bent toward their body, and hands near each other. This gentle flexion* of Baby’s whole body is an essential tool for Baby and you. This contained comfort helps Baby regulate. I call this Baby Ball. (Click Read More below right to continue reading.)
Self-regulation is a term for something each person is always doing. It’s both simple and complex. It has to do with how we recover from stress and take care of ourselves. It starts in infancy with bonding and feeding, and continues with managing ourselves in family life. It keeps developing as we learn to function in school, and goes on as we differentiate from our families to become adults.
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