What are they saying about the Bondaroo?
Notes from the Doctor: Florence N Manson MD Pediatrician
Much has been learned about the importance of skin to skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth. There seems to be good evidence showing that the transition from fetal to neonatal life is eased. Temperature, breathing and sugar regulation all seem to improve. Bonding and breast feeding are also enhanced. Some hospitals have even instituted the “sacred hour” where mothers and infants are left undisturbed to enable and support this power of touch. Where are fathers in this process? Infants (if not all humans and animals) crave closeness and connection. It is obvious that fathers are as able to provide this as mothers. Fathers also benefit from this touching with deeper bonding and can begin to learn to attend to behavioral cues from their infant. Parents can then share their experiences of the infant with each other, supporting the development of the new family. A shirt specifically designed to promote this type of critical experience, like the DadWare Bondaroo is very welcome. Florence N Manson MD Pediatrician
What Customers are Saying About the Bondaroo
I am very impressed with how quickly it arrived! We just had our first baby on 12/10 and my husband has been very into trying to do skin to skin with her- especially since it's been so cold here in Massachusetts, it's a great way to get her body temp up after a bath or outfit change! My mother has been staying with us so he was doing skin to skin wearing an open hoody or a button up and so I googled skin to skin shirts for dad's. There were not many options- all were very expensive ($70+)!!! The shirt is super soft and looks great! I pre-washed it and size maintained. I'm giving it to my husband for Christmas and I know he's going to love it! Thanks! Claire
Why the Bondaroo?
A new study from The Kangaroo Foundation in Bogota, Colombia found that premature and low weight babies who participated in skin to skin contact during the first weeks of life were less likely to be hyperactive and aggressive as young adults, compared with those premature babies who did not receive the same type of care. "The study indicates that kangaroo style care has significant long-lasting social and behavioral protective effects 20 years after the intervention,” stated Dr. Nathalie Charpak, a pediatrician involved in the study. "The young ex-kangaroo mother care participants, especially in the poorest families, had less aggressive drive and were less impulsive and hyperactive. They exhibited less antisocial behavior, which might be associated with separation from the mother at birth.