The Neonatal Trust recently presented 12 new lazy boy chairs for our parents to use in the Wellington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Special Care Baby Unit in Lower Hutt Hospital for parents to use for precious kangaro cuddles.
Many thanks to this gorgeous mum and her new baby for modeling these great chairs!
Kangaroo cuddling (skin-to-skin cuddles) is great for both parents and their babies. Babies generally improve when they’re being held by their parents and multiple studies have proven that it has a number of benefits for parents and forbabies including:
- Fewer breathing problems
- Faster weight gain
- Less energy-wasting fidgeting
- A more constant body temperature
Plus, as parents spend many hours in these chairs, we want to make sure their neonatal journey is as comfortable as possible.
To learn more about Kangaroo Cuddles, head to this page. (Our Support resource available here as a PDF)