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Tentacles for Tinies: The many arms of the crocheted octopus.
Smith, Aisling; Tamgumus, S; Lawless, S; Penrose, P; El-Khuffash, Afif F; Boyle, Michael A
<p>The original article is available at<a href=""></a></p> <p>The use of crocheted octopus in neonatal units first began with the ‘Octo Project’ in Denmark in 2013 and has since spread internationally<sup>1</sup>. The tentacles of the crocheted octopus are designed to resemble the umbilical cord. Anecdotal reports suggest when premature babies hold the tentacles of the octopus they were calmer, less likely interfere with monitoring equipment and appear more comfortable overall, possibly as they were reminded of their time in the womb. However, to date,there is no published evidence on the potential benefits of octopus.</p>
Keyword(s): Tentacles For Tinies; Crocheted Octopus; Octo Project; Neonatal Units.; Medicine and Health Sciences; Pediatrics
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Smith A, Tamgumus S, Lawless S, Penrose P, El-Khuffash AF, Boyle MA. Tentacles for Tinies: The many arms of the crocheted octopus. Irish Medical Journal. 2018;111(8):812
Publisher(s): Irish Medical Organisation
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