Massage Therapy and Oils for Babies in the NICUs

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[…]

Nurturing Whit and Ford

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[…]

We Redefine Parenting in the Hospital

“25 years ago, NICU technology was the center of the universe and the baby was in the background with no mother. Now, the Mother and child are the center of the universe and the technology is in the background.” -Dr. White Parents are no longer “visitors” feeling impotent and experiencing high rates of depression. Parents Read more about We Redefine Parenting in the Hospital[…]

How to Use the Kangaroo Zak

Please note that the mom in these instructions has a brown Kangaroo Zak to be discreet for the pictures but disregard it and do not use anything under the Kangaroo Zak. Parents must wear the Kangaroo Zak with NOTHING underneath leaving the zippers on the side to avoid pressure points on the back of the Read more about How to Use the Kangaroo Zak[…]

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[…]

What is Kangaroo Care?

Kangaroo Care, Skin-To-Skin Contact, and Kangaroo Mother Care are terms that relate to the holding of a diaper clad infant bare-chest to bare-chest, ventral-surface to ventral-surface by the mother, father, or others(Source: USIKC). This method was invented in Bogota, Colombia, and consists of skin to skin contact between the adult and baby, from the time Read more about What is Kangaroo Care?[…]

What is the Kangaroo Zak?

The Kangaroo Zak™ is the only device designed with the sole objective of facilitating safe, prolonged, and effective kangaroo care sessions in the NICU and post-partum. It provides comfort to the baby and virtually eliminates the risk of accidental falls and slipping that causes dislodging of medical equipment. It also facilitates immediate access to the baby in Read more about What is the Kangaroo Zak?[…]