Kangaroo Care Garment Use
VIJA KANGAROO CARE GARMENT USe
POSITION OF A NEWBORN FOR SKIN TO SKIN
For a newborn baby, it can be left in the fetal position, legs curled up on itself. Thereafter, the "frog" (sitting-squatting) position is recommended: rounded back, but leg bent up (knees above the buttocks, approximately at belly button height). This is the natural position the baby is getting when we snuggle him against us.
Inside the garment: The garment should fit snugly to provide good support. You should feel that the baby's weight is evenly distributed without pressure points. The fabric should support the back, shoulders, buttocks up under the knees. The head should also be supported if you get up. Airways must be clear and visible at all times, the chin should not touch his chest (chin up). The ideal height: up to kiss.
Cautions that must be taken when using the garment
-Make sure the position is not too "relaxed" (too rounded back), and check if support is well spread from below the knee to the other.
-Always make sure the baby is breathing normally, the airway must never be obstructed.
-Avoid heat stroke. Be on the lookout for signs of discomfort, especially if it is a very warm day. Heat rash, wet hair, are the signs.
-Pay attention to your new dimension, you must not get caught in the door frame with the baby!
-Don't sleep, don't do sports or cooking with baby inside the garment. Avoid any situation where a fall could occur.
-Make sure the garment is always clean (wash before first wear) and in good condition. If a seam is about to open, discontinue the use of carrier or garment