by Nina Nikolova, Bulgaria “On the 15 of May The first Bulgarian foundation “Our Premature Children” marks the beginning of the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day in Bulgaria. Kangaroo-care is a key element of family-centered care and the most effective way to involve parents in the care of their babies, with the most proven benefits. Read more about 2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day – Bulgaria[…]
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia had a wonderful celebration for the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day on May 15th 2017 by Buenafe Cala ‘I’m sending you our post activity in Care National Hospital ,Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1 out of 30 tertiary hospital that we are going to introduce and implement of Kangaroo Care from Ministry of Read more about 2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[…]
International Kangaroo Care Day celebrated in London, UK
Below are some photos of me and my husband with our son Finn in his Kangaroo Zak. My sister purchased one for us after our son was born so that we could hold him more comfortably. Finn only weighed 650 grams at birth so picking him up was a scary experience the first time. The Read more about Nurturing Finn with the Kangaroo Zak – Boulder, Colorado, USA[…]
Kangaroo Care impacts the world of professionals, newborns, and families.
Take the pledge – Celebrate, Engage, and/or Share Kangaroo Care during the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day!
Share a local project, effort, research in kangaroo care
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.
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[…]
10 Point Checklist for Baby’s Safe Positioning During Kangaroo Care