Kangaroo

NO, holding you baby too much will not spoil her – be a Kangaroo!

Kangaroo care skin to skin

Kangaroo care is a method of holding a baby that involves skin-to-skin contact.

All infants love to be held. When you hold your child, you stimulate pressure receptors that help his body relax.

The more skin-to-skin contact the better. It should ideally start at birth, but is helpful any time.

Kangaroo Care: The Importance of a Parent’s Touch

  • Boosts baby’s mental development – by stabilizing heart rate, oxygenation, and improving sleep
  • Makes breastfeeding easier – the baby more likely to breastfeed spontaneously. Hormones that regulate lactation balance out, helping you produce more milk.
  • Reduces baby’s stress and pain – skin-to-skin contact reduces babies’ levels of stress hormone and make babies feel calm and safe.
  • It helps baby sleep – helps your child during bouts of colic.
  • Prevents postpartum depression – oxytocin released from skin-to-skin care decreases maternal anxiety and promotes attachment
  • It promotes bonding with Dad

For more, check our Parental Advices.