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is the original sleeping and bonding aid 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.
Creation and Care of the Snoedel
The very first was created by a Dutch woman inspired by the birth of a friends premature infant. The Dutch word snoedel means snuggle. The body is 100% cotton flannel, the head is stuffed with pure clean and carded sheeps wool; Snoedels can be safely machine washed and dried. After being washed, a Snoedel should be re-infused with the parents scent.
How Snoedels Work
Recent research suggests that just an hour after birth a newborn can locate his mothers nipple by sense of smell. In addition to bringing comfort and reassurance, the sense of smell is one of the first things that bond a baby to its parents.
Snoedels bring comfort as aromatherapy of the very best kind - the scent of a mom. They are designed specifically to absorb and retain a mothers (or fathers) 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 babys crying or distress. A parent (preferably the mother) should sleep with the soft Snoedel for a couple of nights prior to giving the Snoedel to the baby.
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