In a delightful initiative, a hospital in Fujairah has adapted a unique idea to keep its little patients warm and contended. The Thumbay Hospital in Fujairah has procured crocheted octopuses to keep preterm babies company. This measure was implemented following a research study that pointed out the possibility that preterm babies may feel safer and may like to snuggle up to sea creatures with comforting tentacles.
The hopsital places the crochet octopus next to the babies in the incubator. The babies tend to believe that they are still nestled in the womb of their mother thus contributing to improved breating, healty heartbeats, and boosting oxygen levels in the blood.
The crocheted octopuses have been bought from Reham Elenany, who i a concept provider and local visual artist based out of the emirate. The choice for the octopus was natural because babies tend to grab or latch on to things that resemble the umbical cord, like wires and tubes. The tentacles of the Octopus bear the semblance of the umblical cord thus making the babies feel secure.