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Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care is a practice of holding your baby on your chest. Your baby should wear only a diaper and a hat and socks to help stay warm. Your baby should rest against your bare chest, allowing for skin-to-skin contact which is a special experience that helps parents and baby bond. Skin-to-skin has medical benefits as well, especially for preterm and low birthweight babies! (Mayo Clinic)

Partners are encouraged to practice Kangaroo Care too! Read our Practical Newborn Care Tips for Dads here

Black father holding newborn baby on his chest

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