7-month old boy

He has been restless since birth. After being admitted to the hospital, it was concluded that the boy has colic. His parents try to rock him in a cradle, to wrap him in swaddling clothes, to sit and hold him in their arms and to bounce on a gym ball. They give him bottles covered with a clothes nappy to shield him from the sensory impression. When the boy sleeps, his parents use a stuffed animal that produces white noise to keep him from being woken up by other noises in the house. Chiropractors, ring slings and breast milk substitutes have little effect. At an age of 4-5 months, it subsides and the boy starts taking afternoon naps in his pram.  A middle ear infection takes the family back to square one and they spend around three hours every night again trying to soothe him and get him to sleep.
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket 

Observed effect: "We've had the blanket for a week now and I no longer have to bounce on that silly bouncing ball to get him to sleep. He gets his pyjamas on, has a bottle and all the other normal things when getting tucked in for bed. Then we lay him in bed while he's still awake and put the ball blanket on him, he turns on his side and falls right to sleep on his own!
There is no doubt about it,  the Protac Ball Blanket—and of course the sleep too—has made him much more calm. He takes regular morning naps with it and sleeps in the afternoon in his pram for normally two or three hours. Now he can even sit and cuddle with us and he's even fallen asleep with me once. Before he always needed to be moving. He has slept a few times from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., had a bottle and slept some more. We're mostly just up twice at night and he normally just goes right back to sleep. The Protac Ball Blanket has truly benefited our little boy and we don't doubt that it will continue to be praised".  
 
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