The Benefits of Skin on Skin Contact With Your Baby

Do you realise how many benefits come with having skin on skin contact with your baby? It is one of the most beautiful and natural things that can help you and your baby come together as one. Kangaroo care has always been something I was interested in. From the moment I found out I was growing my little miracle inside, I knew this was something I wanted to try. I hope by sharing my experience with babywearing I can help other mums come to terms with their brand new role.

When I received my new Amawrap baby sling in the post I could not contain my excitement to get out and give it a go. Now the countdown is over and my baby is here I’m able to join in with this funky trend. My baby and I are both learning together and the wrap has now become our best friend. Whether you’re heading out for the day or I’m just trying to get jobs done around the house, this is the product for you.

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The Importance of Skin On Skin Contact

By helping parents understand the importance of bonding, I am hoping to help decrease the chances of parents struggling with ‘baby blues’ and postnatal depression. Don’t get me wrong struggling with the baby blues is a very normal process. A process that I am not embarrassed to admit I have suffered with during the first few weeks. But by snuggling up to one another, you can help both parties from feeling those feelings.

I want to show the world that it is the easiest and most natural thing. So let’s deliver the message together and show everyone why skin on skin is the best method:

  • Your baby would love to be snuggled up to you.
  • It will help to soothe your baby.
  • How it will help you to prevent feeling those “baby blues”.
  • How it can help you breastfeeding (If of course, you are)
  • and it will help your baby to thrive.

Can Be Used Anywhere – You Are Free To Roam

It’s perfect for using both inside and outside. Whether you’re walking to the shops or are just trying to help calm and settle your baby around the house. It’s the perfect asset to any household with a newborn baby

When you become a new mamma you soon realise that it’s a lot harder to get anything done. Your free time now consists of feeding, nappy changing, play time and if you’re lucky, being able to get a job or two done. If you’re anything like me and have a totally needy baby, you’ll realise how beneficial a wrap can be. Although, it’s great for bonding it’s also great for just being able to get on with life whilst cuddling your baby.

A Range Of Designs

The one thing I loved about this company is the range of colours, designs, and styles that they have to offer parents. It’s not just about whether your baby is a boy or a girl. It’s all about wearing your favourite colours to feel comfortable in your own skin. I decided to settle for the plain black design. Many of you may call me boring but I thought it was the best option for me. I knew it would match my style and I could wear it with almost everything.

I was worried about was how difficult it would be to work out how to use. But, Amawrap couldn’t have been any more helpful. The wrap itself does come with a handy booklet that provides guidelines on the dos and don’ts of baby wrapping. If all else fails head over to YouTube and watch their very helpful guide on how to wrap. You can find this over on the following link.

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First Time Mammas

As a first time mummy, I’m not afraid to admit I do not know it all and by no means do I have a degree in parenthood. How can anyone know everything there is to know about bringing life into this world? Having a baby is amazing but it’s also extremely difficult at times. I think it’s really important that as parents we stick together and help each other out in any way that we can. So, from one mamma to another I just want to say that Kangaroo care will change your life.

Have you had a good experience with skin on skin contact? if so, make sure to share your stories with all the other parents in the comment section below. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your experiences and I’m sure all the other mothers can’t wait either.

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8 Comments

  1. July 4, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about skin-on-skin contact the last few years from friends who are moms. I never would have thought about it myself. Interesting.

    • July 8, 2019 / 12:57 pm

      It is a very interesting concept for sure! I’m so glad I found out about this when I was pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for your comment x

  2. rachelcob
    July 7, 2019 / 7:40 am

    Fab read, itโ€™s only since having Arlo Iโ€™ve realised the importance of this as I suffered badly with the baby blues with Mason and was borderline postnatal depressed, even though Iโ€™m not a first time mumma Iโ€™m definitely still learning each day xx

    • July 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Regardless of whether you’re a first time mum or not, I think there is always so much you can learn ๐Ÿ˜€ I kinda struggled a little bit myself at the beginning so it did really help me too! You’re a fantastic mum rachel, remember that ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 xx

  3. July 7, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    This is such a lovely post Ashleigh! I’m not a mother myself but I have heard so many stories of how skin on skin contact can have so many benefits to both mother and baby, you have made me all broody now! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • July 8, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      oh thank you so much for your comment! it’s so hard not to feel broody isn’t it tehe x

  4. Britt K
    July 7, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    I love seeing so many mommas talking about skin-on-skin as well as baby wearing these days. Both have such incredible benefits for both baby and mother!

    • July 8, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      They really do, don’t they! Before being pregnant I didn’t even know it was a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for your comment x

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