Skin to skin matters

Skin to Skin contact for an hour or more a day can boost your baby's development, protect and enhance their growth and overall health and deepen the attachment between parent and baby.  Read more in our blogs. 

 

Using skin to skin contact to care for newborns, known as Kangaroo Care was developed by Edgar Rey in 1978 in Bogota Columbia and was originally designed to allow mothers of Low Birth Weight babies to care for them in the absence of incubators. 20 years of research has now shown that skin to skin contact hugely benefits all babies and continues to improve outcomes for those born prematurely.