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Short Sleeved Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care T-Shirt

Short Sleeved Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care T-Shirt

Regular price £55.00 Save £-6.01

 

Buy One Get One 10% Off - Buy any of our Hands Free Tops (Cami and Band Set, T-Shirt, Men's T-Shirt, Long Sleeved or Twins Cami Set) and get 10% off any other Hands Free Top! (discount applied at checkout).

Short Sleeved Kangaroo Care T Shirt for hands free Skin to Skin contact.

  • Short Sleeved Kangaroo Care t-shirt with flattering rouched sides and capped sleeves looks great all day. 
  • The patented design incorporates three layers of support for your baby enabling you to hold them securely during Kangaroo Care Skin to Skin contact and still have your hands free.
  • The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges the Kangaroo Care Short Sleeved T Shirt as a "hip-healthy" product when used as directed.
  • The inner layers also offer easy access for discreet breastfeeding (this design is not suitable for feeding baby whilst they are being worn inside the t-shirt)
  • Recommended for carrying use up to 15 - 20lbs.
  • Great breastfeeding / nursing top for as long as you wish.
  • Made of soft 94% cotton / 6% jersey high density 4-way stretch jersey, Oeko-Tex certified.
  • Machine Washable

View our Size Guide here.

See our Instructional video here.

    Note: For Premature Babies, Low Weight Babies and those with health problems always practice Skin-to-Skin/Kangaroo Care under the guidance of your health professional. Seek guidance to ensure safe and best practice before product use.

    Bliss Logo  For every garment sold by Vija Design £1 is donated to Bliss for babies born premature or sick.
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    Women's Measurement Chart with UK sizing guide

    * This guide is based on our own experience of fitting UK customers.  Please also refer to the measurements given.

    Vija Size

    UK Size*

    Bust

    Waist

    Hip

    XS

    6-8

    34-35.5"
    87-91cm

    24-26"
    61-65cm

    34-35.5"
    87-90cm

    S

    8-10

    36-38"
    91-95cm

    26-28"
    65-69cm

    36-68"
    91-95cm

    M

    10-12

    38-40.5"
    95-100cm

    28-31"
    71-78cm

    38-40.5"
    95-100cm

    L

    14-16

    40-43"
    100-105cm

    31-34"
    77-83cm

    40.5-43"
    101-107cm

    XL

    18-20

    43-46"
    105-113cm

    33-36"
    83-91cm

    43-46"
    108-116cm

    2XL

    22-24

    46-50"
    114-125cm

    36-39"
    92-101cm

    46-50"
    117-126cm

    If you are 5'7" or taller, or have broad shoulders we recommend that you order a size larger if in between choices.  The garment should fit you comfortably across your back, bust and shoulders but should feel snug. There is space within the crossover layers to accommodate your baby as they grow.

    Accelerates Brain Growth

    Accelerates baby's brain growth and supports early cognitive development

    Skin to skin contact facilitates the development of critical neural pathways through stimulation of the amygdala, accelerating brain growth during the critical early months of cognitive development.

    Promotes Bonding

    Promotes bonding, helping babies feel happier and cry less

    Skin to skin contact helps babies and parents form deep attachments to each other which gives babies crucial feelings of security and belonging.

    Regulates Heart Rate

    Regulates baby's heart rate and breathing

    Babies can synchronise their breathing and heart rate with their parent when held in skin to skin contact.

    Regulates Body Temperature

    Helps baby regulate their body temperature

    It is essential to keep babies warm. A baby's body temperature stabilises while being held skin to skin. The mother's body can adapt its surface temperature by several degrees within just seconds to instinctively to warm or cool baby as needed.

    Encourages Breastfeeding

    Encourages the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding

    When babies are held in skin to skin contact in the first hour after they are born they will root and suckle at the breast initiating their first feed, they are twice as likely to breastfeed in this time than babies who are swaddled.

    Improves Weight Gain

    Improves baby's digestion and encourages weight gain

    The reduction of cortisol in babies during skin to skin contact allows better absorption and digestion of nutrients while reducing gastro-intestinal problems.

    Supports Sleep Cycles

    Supports good sleep cycles for baby's brain development

    Body contact with the parent is crucial for healthy brain development in newborns. Deep sleep in regular cycles is essential for the development and maturation of brain function in infants.
    Strengthens Baby Immune System

    Strengthens baby's immunity and reduces infection risk

    Being in contact with mother's or father's skin increases hydration of babies skin providing a protective barrier against harmful bacteria that can enter baby's skin. Exposure to the mother's colonised skin bacteria stimulates the baby's immune system, this helps prepare the baby's body to fight off other pathogens from their wider environment.
    Combats Post Natal Depression

    Combats Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

    Skin to skin contact with baby increases maternal oxytocin levels and lowers levels of adrenalin and cortisol.  It can help restore hormonal levels and reduce the risk of postnatal depression and anxiety.  Where mothers do suffer symptoms of anxiety or depression regular skin to skin contact promotes a sense of well being and supports healthy attachment with their baby.  Mums and dads report that skin to skin contact increases their confidence in themselves as parents.
    Improved Milk Production

    Improved Milk Production

    Mothers who experience skin to skin contact soon after baby is born are more likely to continue exclusive breastfeeding when they come back home.  The increase of oxytocin and maternal prolactin in the first hours after birth is known to increase milk production in the long term.  Stimulation of the breast releases prolactin which triggers the production of milk and babies who are held skin to skin will more easily suckle and root for the breast.  Mothers experiencing breastfeeding difficulties report significant improvement by practicing skin to skin for a period of at least 1 hour, 1-2 times a day.
    Reduces Post Natal Recovery Time

    Reduces Post-Natal Recovery Time

    When mothers hold their newborns skin to skin their bodies release higher levels of oxytocin which reduces blood pressure, lowers levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and reduces postnatal bleeding supporting better, faster recovery.
    Promotes Well Being and Attachment

    Promotes Well-Being and Attachment

    Prolonged body contact is essential for normal brain development in babies but it also has positive effects on the adult's brain.  The increase in oxytocin levels creates sense of trust, affection and well being which helps mother to be loving and responsive towards her baby. Parents who enjoy regular skin to skin contact will become more sensitive and aware of their baby's needs and will feel more confident about her/his parenting skills.