‘Mom too’ is a research service solution, intended to find the cause of infantile colic through design interventions that explore possible various theories and suggestions from medical experts studying the condition. Tools like an air-pressurised tummy massager, a back massager, an inflatable swaddle and a face-down infant carrier can be programmed to perform certain soothing actions. These objects are intended to mimic a mother’s behaviour. They are activated automatically and the data is transmitted and recorded through a smartphone app.
It is generating mother mimicking abdominal massage movements. It is for justifying or eliminating the cause as abdominal distress. Theories: Gastrointestinal discomfort, defecation problems Suggestion: Manipulative treatment, infant massaging
It is imitating the feeling of being contained like in mother’s womb. It is transmitting that sensation through inflating and deflating for particular period. Theories: Alienation, anxiety, overstimulation Suggestions: Deep pressure therapy, swaddling
It performs back manipulative massage to justify or eliminate the abdominal dysregulations. Theories: Trapped wind, gastrointestinal discomfort, gas problems Suggestions: Manipulative treatment
Face - down Carrier
Intervening the baby’s distress without over stimulating. It is a thought of that baby might experience confusion or temperament. Suggestions: Positioning the baby as face down position on the arm.