Make your own Octopus with a Preemie Crochet Octopus Pattern.
If you have found this page, you have probably heard about the benefits a Crochet Octopus can have on a premature baby.
The reason behind the Crochet Octopus is as scientific as it is sweet. Research has shown that the crocheted tentacles remind little ones of their umbilical cords and being inside their mother’s womb. These familiar touch sensations help poorly babies feel safe.
According to the Poole Hospital website, the idea originated in Denmark, where researchers found that preemies who cuddled up with these cute octopuses in their incubators had more regular heartbeats, better breathing, and higher levels of oxygen in their blood. Not only that, but these babies were also less likely to pull out their monitors and tubes.
Perfectly perfect in every way! I’m very pleased with the pattern, it was easy to follow. I highly recommend Octopus Pals.
If you are feeling crafty, use one of the many free Preemie Crochet Octopus Pattern to create your own Octopus Pal.