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The 2016 Kangaroo Challenge: Winners, more winners, and lessons learned

We were so happy to be able to partner with Sunnybrook HSC on this year’s Kangaroo Challenge, and we want to share a summary of this year’s event with you. To cut right to the chase, this year’s winners both were Canadian NICUs!  Alberta Children’s took home the Level 3/4 prize, with an astonishing 3.5… Continue reading The 2016 Kangaroo Challenge: Winners, more winners, and lessons learned

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International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

We’ve had a great time over the past couple of weeks, during the Kangaroo Challenge 2016, watching families post their favourite photos doing kangaroo care while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Nurseries they and their babies lived in at one point in time. Many of those who shared their photos have… Continue reading International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

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Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you? Part Two

As we mentioned in our last post, the Kangaroo Challenge 2016 is coming up in May! We don’t know about you, but we are excited to see hospitals across the world getting ready to tally all the hours their families will provide kangaroo care to their little ones in their neonatal intensive care units and… Continue reading Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you? Part Two

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Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you?

Skin-to-skin care, also known as kangaroo care, is the practice of placing a baby on a mom or dad’s bare chest so that the baby’s skin and the parent’s skin touch. For preemies, it’s the best medicine. Babies sleep better, breathe better, and grow better when they are on their parents. And it’s great medicine… Continue reading Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you?