These New Maternity Ward Beds Are Being Hailed As A ‘Game Changer’

It can be very difficult for new moms to pick up or hold their newborn from the hospital bassinet. It can also be hard to always depend on a nurse to bring their baby to them.  This is especially true after having a difficult delivery or C-section.

A new bed, as posted by moms’ site BellyBelly, is designed with a bassinet-like section for their newborn baby.  It aims to make it easier for moms to pick-up and hold their new bundle of joy.

The post said, “Would you like to see beds like this in all maternity hospitals? What a great help for C-section mammas too, but most of all, keeping ALL mothers closer to their babies after birth!”

Would you like to see beds like this in all maternity hospitals? What a great help for c-section mammas too, but most of…

Posted by BellyBelly – Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It has clearly resonated with moms out there as there have already been 1/4 million likes and shared over 125,000 times.

Popsugar stated that this bed is a game changer for moms recovering from a C-section and unable to get out of bed to reach their babies without assistance.  The bassinet portion was designed to stick out away from the bed to eliminate the concern of rolling onto the newborn baby.

However, Iffath Hoskins, MD, an OB-GYN at NYU Langone Medical Center, tells Yahoo Parenting that there are some concerns with this type of bed.

“If the mother rolls over from exhaustion (and into the bassinet area), there would be the risk of smothering the baby,” she says. “The mother’s arm could go into that space in her sleep and cover the baby, or she could knock a pillow to the side and it’s on the baby.”

Hoskins goes on to add “That’s why we don’t let the baby sleep in the bed with the mother. That’s why we don’t give blankets other than swaddling.”

 

 

 

 

 

Mom Rewrites Taylor Swift Song As A Tribute To Exhausted Moms

Let’s face it, it can be exhausting being a parent. It’s just non-stop from sunrise to sunset. And then it starts all over again. In the end, it’s worth it but sometimes you need a little something to get through each day. For one person, it’s her “mommy dreams.”

Dannielle Murray created a video about all the little things that moms fantasize about throughout the day. You know those crazy awe-inspiring concepts like being able to take a shower alone or getting a full night’s rest.

Murray summed it perfectly by saying, “We know the long days are well worth it, and one day – when the kids have moved out, we can do all of those things we miss. So don’t stop dreaming, mamas!”

This Video Shows You The Sensory Overload That A Child With Autism Experiences

UK’s National Autistic Society created this powerful video and posed this question to viewers: Can you make it to the end?

The video aims to show the sensory overload a child with autism experiences when they do seemingly common activities (like going to a mall).  It really helps you better understand the challenges that some children face.

The overall message of the campaign is “TMI (Too much information) – I’m not naughty – I’m autistic.  Sometimes I get too much information.  And if you only see a naughty kid, you haven’t got enough.”