Skin-To-Skin And Its Importance For Bonding

Whether you’re new to babies and parenthood or a seasoned professional, sooner or later you’ll hear about skin-to-skin or kangaroo care. So-called because of its resemblance to the way kangaroo mamas look after their joeys, scientists are proving what we have known instinctively for centuries: that skin touch is important.   What is skin-to-skin? Exactly […]

How To Watch Movies With Kids (That The Whole Family Can Enjoy)

We’re heading into the holidays and most of us will hopefully get a bit of time off to relax and decompress with family. But holidaying with kids — especially young kids — can be more like hard work than relaxing.    Once your kids are old enough to sit through a movie, you reach a […]

7 Ways For New Dads To Bond And Be Involved

Babies are many things. They are at once incredible, beautiful and entertaining, and intense, scary and overwhelming. But as the parents of a new baby, you probably want to bond. For a natural-born baby, bonding with the primary caregiver — usually the mom — is done through feeding, soothing, and long hours of cuddling. But […]

Why Skin-on-Skin Contact With Your Baby is Essential

OK, if you’ve heard about skin-to-skin contact but don’t really know what it’s about or what it’s for, we’re here to help. Skin-to-skin is literally what it says on the box: it’s having nothing between you and your child, with your skins touching. It might not seem like a big deal, but science (and hundreds […]