Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) is proud to be participating in the 2017 “Kangaroo Challenge” being held in the hospital’s three Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).
Despite the name, this worldwide event does not involve any marsupials from the land down under. Its goal is to encourage the practice of “kangaroo care” – the skin-to-skin holding of small babies with their parents. Kangaroo care is known to be extremely important in the growth and development of babies, particularly pre-term babies, and is equally crucial for the health and well-being of the parents.
Kangaroo Challenges in all three NICUs are currently underway and the total number of kangarooing hours will be shared at the end of May.
Join the conversation!
Parents can join the Kangaroo Challenge conversation on Twitter and share their experience kangarooing with their baby using the hashtag #kangaroochallenge, as well as #nicu or #preemie.