Rockin’ Ronan likes to rock: vestibular stimulation

Ronan has liked to rock forwards and backwards from the moment he could sit well around five months old.  Our QTVI – qualified teacher of the visually impaired – quickly told us that this is normal in blind babies. She explained that this satisfies the need for vestibular stimulation. This is the soothing stimulation that young babies get from being carried and sighted toddlers get from moving through space (e.g. walking). The Vestibular System, located in the inner ear, contributes to balance and a sense of spatial orientation, providing important information related to movement and head position. The vestibular sense … Read more