Skin-to-skin is becoming more and more popular in maternity wards, and that's good! The many benefits of this previously unknown practice are beginning to convince a large majority of parents. Let's discover together the benefits and with what means to practice it :)
The benefits of skin-to-skin
Also called the "kangaroo" method by the WHO, skin-to-skin is recommended in addition to fight against hypothermia, to promote breastfeeding and early interactions of the mother with her baby. But that's not all!
- Body temperature regulation: indeed, the exchange of heat between baby's body and parents promotes good temperature regulation, even in case of fever!"
- Facilitating breastfeeding: baby, on his mother's belly in skin-to-skin contact = baby who automatically moves towards the breast. The contact also promotes the production of oxytocin and therefore the production of milk :)
- Bonding: with Dad or Mom, the contact encourages the production of the love hormone, oxytocin
- Reassured baby: against you, view on you, he feels safe
To learn more: Skin-to-skin with baby everything you need to know
It's a practice strongly encouraged from birth with the mother but it's just as important that the other spouse does it too :) To each his own! You can continue until baby is 2-3 months old to reassure him and enjoy this timeless bubble.
What to practice skin-to-skin with?
The skin-to-skin band
This is a band (yes) that surrounds your body and baby's body in order to encourage and contain this contact. They come in a variety of sizes to fit everyone's body type.
Usable only in a lying, sitting or semi-sitting position. You will still need to support baby and not stand.
If you buy a skin-to-skin wrap, always choose an OekoTex100 fabric that is guaranteed to be free of harmful substances for your baby.
The baby wrap
Yes! The sling is suitable for skin-to-skin, not just babywearing for your errands or daily life.
Our Little Wrap Without A Knot was moreover developed to meet the need for skin-to-skin for parents in neonatal wards but also to allow babywearing after leaving the maternity ward up to 14 kg.
Without knots, you put it on in 45 seconds thanks to its rings. The combo between a skin-to-skin wrap and a sling in one product. It is perfect for breastfeeding discreetly thanks to its fabric panel that will hide your bust.
Practice skin-to-skin lying down, sitting, standing...Without questioning yourself. For full-term or premature babies.
The Little Wrap Without A Knot:
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