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how does the webe kälm work?
There is substantial data highlighting three pathways that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to generate a sense of inner peace and calm. They are controlled breathing with extended exhalation, visual focus, and auditory regulation.
webe kälm creates a simple method for children to engage all three pathways simultaneously. First, an immediate soothing effect is experienced through slow extended exhalation into the mouthpiece. Next, visual focus on keeping the ball aloft generates mindfulness. Finally, with each exhalation, “white noise” is created in the chamber, reminiscent of natural sounds that trigger neural connections created during fetal development. This cumulative approach helps children connect to their minds and bodies, while filtering outside distractions.
how do I introduce the webe kälm to my child?
Introduce the webekalm with positive language to avoid stimulating shame in “needing” it:
- “We found this cool, new tool that kids and their parents are really enjoying to feel more relaxed in their bodies, and I was wondering if you would be open to trying it and telling me how you feel after using it?”
what are the best ways to get my child to use the webe kälm?
With younger children we often find ourselves yelling, "calm down" when our children are dysregulated. It is easy to make the same mistake by simply saying, "go use your webe!"
If you can train yourself as the parent to think of the webe kälm as a tool during, temper tantrums, bedtime or crying fits a calm invitation such as the following will usually work.
"I can tell you are upset and I'm having trouble understanding what you are trying to tell me. Let's use the webe to relax your mind first so I can better understand what you are telling me."
how can I get the best results for my child?
This is a collaborative approach. We all know by know breathing, focusing and white noise help to sooth the mind. It is a new tool. You did not learn to write the first time you picked up a pencil. Your child will not learn how to effectively use the webe kälm without your help.
The first step of breathing slowly in through the nose to fill the lungs. It will take many reminders from parents. Over time though your children will learn to trust the results and eventually will remind you to use your webe kälm when you are upset!
how do I clean my webe kälm?
webe kälm is dishwasher safe. When placing webe kälm in the dishwasher, ensure it is upright on the top rack. You can choose between allowing the dishwasher's dry cycle to dry it or air drying. It is recommended to clean webe kälm at least once a week, but frequency should be adjusted based on usage. For frequent users, cleaning a few times a week may be desired. The material used for webe kälm is anti-microbial plastic to prevent the growth of unwanted organisms.
For more detail on caring for your webe kälm visit our page on how to clean your webe.