Skin-to-Skin vs. Babywearing


KANGAROO CARE (skin-to-skin) is DIFFERENT to the practice of BABYWEARING.

In Kangaroo Care, the adult and the baby are skin-to-skin and chest-to-chest, securing the position of the baby with a stretchy wrap, and it is practiced to provide developmental care to premature babies for 6 months and full term newborns for 3 months.

(*note: our model is wearing a shirt for modesty)

In Babywearing, the adult and the child are fully clothed, the child may be in the front or back of the adult, can be done with many different types of carriers and slings, and is commonly practiced with infants and toddlers. 

source: http://prematurenicu.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/benefits-and-techniques-of-kangaroo-mother-care/