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!

Complementing Kangaroo Care with the Zakys

The benefits of providing the best possible environment for the baby do not have to stop with Kangaroo Care. Unfortunately, parents are often not available to kangaroo  or the baby is not ready for the session. To provide supportive care around the clock, complement Kangaroo Care with The Zaky, which is the only device that keeps Read more about Complementing Kangaroo Care with the Zakys[…]

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[…]

Audiology and Speech-Language Therapy student training in a KMC unit

“The final-year students from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University Pretoria, South Africa, are involved in the KMC unit of Kalafong Hospital. This year, there are 61 students (33 Audiology and 28 Speech-Language Therapy) participating in rotating groups. The KMC unit was started in 1999 and serves mothers of prematurely born infants from the surrounding urban, semi-urban, Read more about Audiology and Speech-Language Therapy student training in a KMC unit[…]

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![…]

Kangaroo Care provides multiple benefits for babies and parents

Laval’s Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (RVH-MUHC) celebrated the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day! ““Kangaroo Care involves skin-to-skin practice and is beneficial for all babies,” said Amanda Camacho, NICU nurse. “The NICU environment can sometimes be stressful for babies so this method helps in their development and to Read more about Kangaroo Care provides multiple benefits for babies and parents[…]

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[…]