Babies in the NICU may have an unlikely companion...
The tentacles often resemble a babies umbilical cord, and often stops them from pulling at their tubes and their wires.
With the octopi, some babies in the NICU experienced better breathing and more regular heartbeats, leading to higher levels of oxygen in their blood.
If you would be interested in making crotchet octopi, please reach out to us! We will provide the materials if needed and will supply the pattern.
We have made them in a variety of different sizes from the smallest of premies, all the way to full-term NICU babies like Jackson.