I wanted to share a true story with you all.. Both my kids were colicky babies and with my first born I used to walk around the house for hours with his chin resting on my shoulder, while gently patting his back. This gentle patting and bobbing motion was the only thing that comforted him . . . until my sister by chance sat on a ball and re-created the same gentle bobbing motion. He loved it! It calmed him down and then we could relax by sitting vs bobbing all around the house!! Thank heaven!! This ball tricked worked like a charm for my daughter who was colicky too! And now I share this tip with all my friends who are new moms. I even shared the ball trick with a new dad at work, and then him and his wife gave me a very sweet thank you card with $100 Starbucks giftcard! They were soooooo thankful! But they needed the coffee more than me 😉
Even though I don’t have to bob babies to sleep anymore, exercise balls are still around my home. Since finding the Vivora Luno exercise ball I happily keep mine at my desk or in the living room near the couch for a footrest or for a quick workout. The fabric cover not only looks much more appealing than the cheesy plastic of most exercise balls, but it’s way more comfortable too! Check out the variety of colors and styles Vivora offers here. There are even mini Vivora Niko buddies with cute animal faces for kiddos – these are on my Christmas list for my classroom and for my son and daughter!