The core of my work is to support the wellbeing of both infants and parents. I offer moments of relaxation and empowerment during the hospitalization. And I encourage parents to use their voices.
Often after premature birth, due to the medical needs and physical separation, parent’s only way to be in contact with their infant is to use their own voice. By doing this, a parent can build a connection, experience closeness and be active.
Of course, let’s not forget how important speech and singing are for the developing brain! Singing can also be an effective way to calm the infant down, transmit emotions, and create intimate early interaction moments.
It is good to remember, that not everyone feels comfortable with singing and in that case I suggest reading your favourite stories, poems and nursery rhymes aloud, and find your own way of using your voice so you can relax and enjoy those interactive moments together.