“Doctors say that when cuddled, babies can experience more relaxation, high blood oxygenation, better pain tolerance and more stable body temperature”
An interesting article and associated video from ABC news: http://goo.gl/C98oZK
Kangaroo cuddles with parents are so valuable and The Neonatal Trust is pleased to have purchased specific maternity chairs for multiple NICUs. These chairs are purpose built in consultation with health professionals to provide ultimate comfort and support with a non-slip, retractable foot-tray (which tucks away neatly when not in use) along with an adjustable lumbar cushion. Also, they are covered in vinyl that is suitable for the hospital and healthcare environment.