Pledge, Map, and Global Celebrations for the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is celebrated on May 15th

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!

Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Benefits for the parents include: Enhanced attachment and bonding (Tessier et al., 1998). Resilience and feelings of confidence, competence, and satisfaction regarding baby care (Tessier et al., 1998; Conde Agudelo, Diaz Rossello, & Belizan, 2003; Kirsten, Bergman, & Hann, 2001). Increased milk volume, doubled rates of successful breastfeeding and increased duration of breastfeeding (Mohrbacher & Read more about Benefits of Kangaroo Care[…]

We want YOU to share your nurturing stories!

Let us feature you! Send us your story so we can feature it either in our newsletter, blog, or website. We are also looking for regular authors. Please send us an email at social@nurturedbydesign.com if you are interested. Topics could include: anything about Kangaroo Care, such as your stories or opinions a loving moment that you want to share goals or Read more about We want YOU to share your nurturing stories![…]

Here’s Why Experts Say You Shouldn’t Wash Your Baby After Birth: a wait of at least 24 hours is recommended

By Rebecca Shinners May 18, 2016 “Mothers of teenagers, think back to the happy day when your son or daughter was born: Shortly after birth your infant was likely taken away from you. It was to be expected—after all, the baby needed to be cleaned up and washed off. But now, experts are saying there’s evidence that Read more about Here’s Why Experts Say You Shouldn’t Wash Your Baby After Birth: a wait of at least 24 hours is recommended[…]

A heartwarming image of premature twins resting on their brother and father’s chest

Written by Jimmy Nsubuga for Metro.co.uk Sunday 22 May 2016 5:55 pm Read More: http://tinyurl.com/KCfatherson “Skin to Skin Contact is not “new”, but Sweden certainly leads the way in making this care family-friendly even for very tiny babies. I love this picture of big brother helping his dad care for the twins! “Revolutionary and innovative Read more about A heartwarming image of premature twins resting on their brother and father’s chest[…]