“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14) These words ran through my head over, and over, and over again as tears streamed down my face holding my precious, beautiful, little boy for the first time. He is a perfect little gift and he has Down Syndrome. As the youngest of four, this little boy has really kept me on my toes and I am learning more and more everyday.
In my daily quest to learn and help my son in the best way I can, I have developed the Compression Onesie. It was created primarily of necessity and my desire to make my everyday just a little bit easier for myself. With Down Syndrome comes low muscle tone and with low muscle tone comes a variety of needs for more support throughout the body. My son’s physical therapist wanted his abdominal area from the Xiphoid Process to the upper pelvic area to be bound with compression material. With his growing excitement to discover all his new and exciting surroundings, the compression would never stay in place. I was constantly readjusting him or the material. So, having sewn for most of my life, I took the material and sewed it into a onesie.
There you have the birth of this wonderful product!
Benefits of compression itself would include: additional support for the body, increased blood circulation, increased stabilization, and deep pressure sensory input.
Benefits of the Compression Onesie would include, but not limited to:
- Core support and stabilization allowing better free movement
- Deep pressure sensory input to the core for better proprioception
- Provides functional tensile strength to core - supporting abdominal muscles, postural control and breathe.
- Discreetly worn under clothing, easy to use, and washes well.
- Gentle compression of abdominal area aids in constipation relief
- Keeps compression only between the Xiphoid Process and upper pelvic area
The Compression onesie is patent pending and handmade with love by me! My hope is that this compression onesie will help so many other children as it has helped my son and give a little bit of relief to the parents out there too!
Thank you for visiting Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! Please feel free to contact me with any questions pertaining to the Compression Onesie.
Blessings ~ Sarah
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