Posted by Cressie Baerg on 5/15/2019 to Parent Resources
Today is National Kangaroo Care Day. We think the practice of snuggling with your new little baby is just the best! We wanted to share some benefits and highlights with you today.
Kangaroo care is often defined as, laying your baby on your bare chest (if you’re the father) or between your bare breasts (if you’re the mother), it is also described as skin-to-skin care because your baby’s bare skin is touching your bare skin. It is then common for the nursing staff to then cover you both with a warm snuggly blanket for a great little cuddle time. So why is this so important for a preemie? Well, it's not just for baby. Kangaroo care is great for both you and your baby.