Kangaroo Care FAQ
MyRoo Tube FAQ
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1) What is Kangaroo Care?
Kangaroo Care is a special way of holding your preterm or full term baby skin-to-skin with you. The baby, wearing only a diaper, is held upright against your bare chest in the froggy position.
2) Why should I practice Kangaroo Care with my baby?
Kangaroo Care/Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) has tremendous benefits for babies and their parents. There is a physiological response that occurs when your baby is held skin-to-skin. It supports optimal brain development, stabilizes breathing and oxygenation, increases blood sugar levels (reducing hypoglycemia), warms the infant (maintaining optimal temperature), reduces stress hormones, regulates blood pressure, decreases crying, and supports early parent–infant attachment.
3) Who can do Kangaroo Care?
Anyone – mother, father, adoptive parents, siblings, grandparents, or any caregiver – can provide Kangaroo Care!
4) How long should I hold my baby in Kangaroo Care?
It is recommended that Kangaroo Care last at least 1 hour to allow the baby to complete a full sleep cycle. However, there is not a limit to how long babies can be in Kangaroo Care.
5) Can I continue Kangaroo Care at home?
Yes! The USIKC recommends practicing Kangaroo Care at least 3 months for full term babies and 6 months for preterm babies.
6) Is Kangaroo Care only for premature babies?
No! Decades of research clearly demonstrate skin-to-skin care is best practice for BOTH full term and preterm babies.
7) Is Kangaroo Care only for breastfeeding mothers?
No! Kangaroo Care is for all babies regardless of how they are fed!
8) Is Kangaroo Care the same as babywearing?
Not exactly. Kangaroo Care is complete skin-to-skin contact with your baby from head to toe, except baby wears a diaper. Babywearing can be done skin-to-skin but is generally done over clothing using a carrier.
MyRoo Tube FAQ
1) What is MyRoo Tube?
MyRoo Tube is a seamless tube-top used for Kangaroo Care which is a special way of holding your baby skin-to-skin. It is soft and stretchy and enables you to have safe, comfortable, and secure Kangaroo Care.
2) Why do parents like MyRoo Tube?
Simple to slip on and off
Breathable and light-weight
Made for women and men
No buttons, buckles, zippers, Velcro, or ties
No stress or pressure points
Hands-free while reclined in kangaroo Care position
Assists with breastfeeding
2 sizes (fits S – 3XL)
3) Why do facilities like MyRoo Tube?
Helps reduce newborn falls
Helps meet Joint Commission’s Core Measure of Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
Increases patient satisfaction
For full and preterm babies
Allows for tubes and lines
Easy access for procedures
Quick access to baby
4) Can adoptive parents use MyRoo Tube?
Of course! Many adoptive parents have enjoyed bonding with their baby while using MyRoo Tube.
5) Who can use MyRoo Tube?
MyRoo Tube is for everyone – mother, father, adoptive parents, siblings, grandparents, or any caregiver!
6) Is MyRoo Tube for premature and full term babies?
Yes! MyRoo Tube is specifically designed for ALL babies up to 12 lbs. It will help hold your baby safely without any stress points or seams to harm the baby’s delicate skin.
7) Where can I use MyRoo Tube?
You can use MyRoo Tube anywhere you are comfortable practicing Kangaroo Care! Use it in Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, the NICU, and at home.
8) Can I breastfeed in MyRoo Tube?
Yes – MyRoo Tube makes breastfeeding easy! It stretches to accommodate breastfeeding and helps you hold your baby in any position you choose (ventral/ laid-back, cradle, cross-cradle, and clutch/ football). When your baby is finished eating, simply place back in Kangaroo Care position.
9) Is MyRoo Tube a carrier?
MyRoo Tube is NOT a carrier! You must support baby’s bottom, head, and neck when standing or transferring.
10) Can MyRoo Tube be used with twins?
Double Yes! MyRoo Tube has a 4-way stretch that easily allows for twins and even triplets.
11) What if my hospital does not carry MyRoo Tube?
You can always order directly from our website!
We encourage you to inform your hospital about MyRoo Tube.
12) What size should I order?
Order according to your shirt size. MyRoo Tube comes in 2 sizes (Size 1: S – XL & Size 2: 2XL – 3XL).
Learn more about the benefits of Kangaroo Care and how MyRoo Tube, our easy-to-use shirt for Skin-to-Skin Care, is helping infants and caregivers.