This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Jamie (FL), Megann (IN) and Brandi (IL)!
Skin-to-skin contact with your newborn is a highly recommended practice that pays off in major ways. But for new mamas, it’s hard to get things done when your hands are constantly busy caring for your bundle of joy. Thanks to NüRoo, you can provide babe with the love and support he needs and still send those pressing emails or take care of big siblings.
This week, in celebration of Kangaroo Care Day on May 15, NüRoo is giving away a NüRoo Pocket (in the color of your choice) to three lucky ladies!
The big deal
Skin-to-skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, strengthens your bond with baby while improving physical and emotional wellbeing. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages new mamas to start skin-to-skin immediately after birth and continue to snuggle up as much as possible throughout the postpartum period to promote healing. So now you have another reason to cuddle!
To ensure you are using the proper kangaroo care method, allow full chest-to-chest contact between you and baby. Vertically position babe (undressed down to his diaper) on your bare chest. Try to do this for a full 60 minutes each day—but you don’t have to clock that hour on the couch. Get up and move around. (Babes love to sway and rock!) Just make sure your wee one is secure in the correct kangaroo care position.
Not only does hearing mommy’s heartbeat comfort your wee one, but he also receives key health advantages. Kangaroo care promotes a healthy immune system and weight gain, stimulates digestion, accelerates brain development, improves sleep quality and decreases stress and crying. And newborns aren’t the only one who reap the benefits. Mom’s risk of postpartum depression is reduced, recovery time is sped up and milk production is increased.
The NüRoo Pocket gives moms the convenience of a hands-free carrier without having to fuss with buckles and knots. Soft, breathable fabric offers mom and mini much needed comfort, while the belt delivers additional support.
Three lucky winners will receive a NüRoo Pocket in the size and color of their choice, from NüRoo, valued at $180. The contest will run through Sunday, May 17, 2015. Enter once a day to increase your chances, and check back next week for the announcement of the winners!
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