Inspire the families and young professionals by helping them practice kangaroo care and doing hands-on activities while holding their babies. In just one session you can set a parent on the exciting path practicing kangaroo care.
There are many ways to celebrate kangaroo care. It all starts with you and what makes sense in your community or workplace. Here are some ideas to get you started.
“Yamile Jackson thank you so much for this wonderful creation! You helped us more than you realize through our son’s NICU journey with the Zaky. Keira Sorrell, from Zoe’s Foundation, was wonderful enough to connect you and I when we first entered the NICU, and you were kind enough to send us training videos and Read more about Vanessa Alley nurtured her baby with The Zaky in the NICU[…]
“I started a donation for the hospital my girls stayed in because I feel every baby needs a fighting chance, and unfortunately, unlike myself some parents cannot be there every day because they have to go back to work or have a long commute.” [read more]
by Yamile Jackson I interviewed Dr Andrea Aldana about how to perform massage therapy during Kangaroo Care in the NICU. This interview was during the Kangaroo Care Conference in Italy in November 2016. Here is the research that I have found, please comment below if you have more info. The most used is a couple Read more about Massage Therapy and Oils for Babies in the NICUs[…]
by Shannon Frey Marshall’s mom “My life forever changed on August 7th, 2015 when my son Marshall arrived into this world via emergency c-section weight only 4 pounds 15 ounces and 6 weeks premature. This would begin a 6 1/2 month (200) day journey in the American Family Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive care unit located Read more about Nurturing Marshall – Madison, WI[…]
We’ve grown up with The Zaky! Our daughter has come to rely on The Zaky both inside and outside the hospital. Cameron has had six hospital stays since birth and The Zaky has been by her side each time. She sleeps with her pair of The Zakys every night and we always bring them with us when traveling. Her The Zakys are so important they have been dubbed her “Nigh Nigh hands” and have earned a note in Cameron’s baby book: I had the The Zaky Hands (lime color) to help me get to sleep every naptime and night.
“My boys, Henry and Chuck, were born unexpectedly at 24+1 weeks and 24+2 weeks at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. Henry weighed 1 lb 5 oz and Chuck weighed 1 lb 8 oz. One of our amazing primary nurses told us right away about The Zaky and we ordered them each a pair. Read more about Nurturing Henry and Chuck, from Houston, TX[…]
10 Point Checklist for Baby’s Safe Positioning During Kangaroo Care
By their mom, Elizabeth M On July 1, 2014 my husband and I welcomed twin boys into this world at 25 weeks gestation. They were about as small as babies can be with doctors still offering hope of survival. Ford weighed 1 lb 8 oz and Whit weighed 1 lb 12 oz. As you can Read more about Nurturing Whit and Ford[…]