When you baby joins your family Earth side, they only need a few things to survive. Food, warmth, and love. However, to truly thrive they need something even more basic: you. They have no idea how to be a human, down to some of the most basic bodily functions like warming themselves, digestion, and soothing themselves. You can teach them all this by simply holding them. This is kangaroo care. ANYONE can facilitate kangaroo care—-mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, babysitters, and even aunties and uncles! Here are some links with vital information on how to take snuggles from basic love to a tool to help baby thrive.
If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact us! Several of our educators are trained and knowledgeable in kangaroo care. They are happy to answer questions. We even off a Newborn Carrier Class that goes over kangaroo care basics as well!
Enjoy your newborn snuggles, they feel wonderful and have amazing benefits for both of you!
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