Imagine that you get a tool that you can use in the comfort of your home. The sensory bag strengthens the bond between the caregiver and the child, introduces additional time and dialogue in difficult emotional situations at various stages of child development. Children gladly take an embryonic position there and they calm down, as if they were intuitively returning to their mother’s belly.
– you can breathe freely in it
– Secondskin® material – gives the impression of additional skin
– tightens the whole body
– transparent – we can see the outside environment
– the highest quality non-toxic threads
– silencing and lowering emotional tension
– support for proprioceptive and vestibular systems
– strengthening the emotional bond with the caregiver
– increased sense of security
– integration of body, mind and emotions
– a peaceful sleep
Room: room, wooden or smooth, rubber floor
Room temperature: approx. 20 ° (possibly tilted window)
Sound: calm music or silence
Clothing: light, single-layered (the bag itself is already one layer of clothing)
Way of usage:
1.Entering the inside of the „intimate bag”
We enter the bag that is knot tied on one side and put the feet at the very bottom of it. Then we pull the bag over the whole body and sit down on the floor. Depending on the age of the child, we must take into account several scenarioses.
1.We show the bag to the child, suggest to look inside and go inside.
2.We show the back to the child, go inside and tell him/her that here inside is just great and that he/she can be next in line.
3.We show the bag to the child, go inside and say that here it is just great (e.g. like in a small house) and invite him/her inside for a party.
We encourage you to try again and try to realize the “a” scenario!
2. Staying inside the „intimate bag”
If we can already implement the scenario „a”, we recommend the following exercise:
a) An extraordinary journey.
Children simply love riding in different directions and curl up during
such a journey into the so-called „ball” (embryonic position). It is important that the child’s head is turned towards us and slightly raised, and the rest of the body is squeezed into a sack under its own weight. Put the other end of the bag around your own hips or shoulders, so that you get a comfortable hook and start walking room.
b) Water vortex.
The child is inside the bag. We grab the two ends of the bag and lift it up.Then we make alternating spiral movements, as if we were turning the wheel of the car. If we are able to accelerate well, we can spin a few wheels one way, so that in a moment we can unscrew a few wheels in the opposite direction to „unravel” the bag.
c) A unique body.
An extremely important element of working with a child in a bag is to pay attention to its body. Let’s touch different parts of the body and name them, e.g. a broad back, a round head, a protruding nose, a soft belly, a hard knee, long arms, tiny toes. If we add delight in our voice to it, we will also strengthen the emotional bond with the child.
d) Important package.
We grasp the child in both the bag and depending on the circumstances – we swing, swing, squeeze, move. We can pay attention to size and weight, e.g. this package is really big! And what a heavy package, probably something important is inside! I think I got a gift, I’ll unpack it right away.Ending the play, it can be peeking inside and removing the package from the package.
3. Getting out of Intimate bag / kids.
The decision to leave the bag always belongs to the child. We recommend continuing the exercise as long as the child needs it. Some children do not want to leave the bag, and others leave after five minutes and return many times. A long stay in the bag does not endanger the safety of the child.
Recommended time of staying in the intimate bag: 5 -15 minutes.
The object is suitable for use on slippery or soft ground. Nails, jewellery or other sharp objects protruding from the floor can damage the knitwear.
The bag comes in two versions of fabric density:
A- provides more pressure, recommended for a shorter session
B- provides less pressure, recommended for a longer session
Sizes of the bag: 220 x 40 cm Weight: 400 gram