Stine Sofie Foreldrepakke consists of several movies for both health care personell and parents.
Theme films for conversation with expectant and new parents
There are three theme films in Stine Sofie Foreldrepakke - one belonging to the pregnancy, one belonging to the time in the hospital, and one belonging to the first toddler period. The films are made as an aid in the conversation between health professionals and parents, and in addition to explaining, the films ask a number of questions that can be used in the conversation.
Think and talk
Here you will find the film "Think and talk", which is made for use between conversations between health professionals and parents in maternity care.
Crying and comforting
Here you will find the film "Crying and comfort", which is made for use between conversations between health professionals and parents at the hospital.
Brain building and relationships
Here you will find the film "Brain building and relationships", which is made for use in conversations between health professionals and parents in the health station program.
Eight steps for comforting
It varies how much support and comfort babies need to calm down. Sometimes it's enough for the child to see you, to know that you are near at hand. Other times, a lot of support, such as pacifier and lulling, is necessary to calm the cry. Try to see what your child needs in different situations. The child will eventually learn that mom and dad will provide help when things are difficult. Together you will figure it out!
Tutorial videos for comfort, wind and burp!
Sometimes it can be nice to see how others do it. Therefore, we have made some simple tutorial videos that show how you can comfort your child, and also help it break wind and burp.
When a child has its needs for comfort, food (nutrition), play and cuddling fulfilled, the child feels safe and the connection between parent and child strengthens. The child understands that it can trust and rely on the adult and it helps to cry for help. If the child is struggling with finding calm after its fed and suppose to sleep, swaddling is a good technique to try out. Use a thin swaddling blanket and put the child on its back when it is going to sleep. It is the hands that are supposed to be swaddled to the child's body, the legs should move freely. Swaddling can be used on children up to the age of about 3-4 months. Don’t swaddle a child that can turn over from back to stomach or vice versa.
It is important that the child is awake when massaging it and that it perceives it as OK. If it gives you signals that it is uncomfortable or cries, you stop and comfort. Abdominal massage/ belly massage as shown in the film can be done up to 2-3 times a day in a calm and tempered room. After feeding, you should wait about 30 minutes to prevent gulping. Take some neutral body oil in the palm of your hands and warm it. You can begin with massage early on, but avoid the bellybutton in the beginning. Use soft strokes with one hand in the beginning.
There are many reasons why babies swallows air. Excessive air in the belly can give the baby uncomfort and pain. Ask your helsesykepleier about advice if you are uncertain if your baby swallows to much air when it is feeding. In the film you will get some tips about how you can help your baby burp.