Crocheted octopuses help premature babies
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Toy octopuses help premature babies in Frimley Hospital.

The strength of a newborn babies' grip is well-documented - it is a primitive reflex which develops while babies are still in the womb.

Its significance is such that premature babies in the neonatal unit at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey are being given special bedfellows - in the shape of crocheted octopuses - to keep them safe in their incubators.

  • 18 Jul 2017
  • From the section Surrey