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The Ultimate In Skin-To-Skin: Meet The NuRoo Pocket

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Two loving Momtrepenurs developed this genius product for real skin-on-skin baby wearing, for those crucial first weeks of bonding.  The NuRoo Pocket looks like a wrap shirt, but it’s basically a big cozy pocket that you pop your bambino in (next to your naked skin) then wrap the shirt around (like a wrap top) and wrap a velcro belt beneath babies tushy. There is nothing like this available, so it’s a very exciting addition to the baby wearing community!

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The great part about this baby wearer is that it’s SO easy to put on. I’m still getting used to some of  my carriers two kids in and 3 years later.. the NuRoo is idiot proof.  The main attraction is the skin-to-skin benefit – since the top acts as your clothes. The closeness is unbeatable.  This is the perfect baby shower gift, she’ll be so glad to wear the baby in the days post delivery in this simple, snuggly way.

The only negative: the NuRoo is really only for a newborn or very young infant, so this isn’t a long-term baby wearing situation.  But it’s so worth it for those precious first months.

The NüRoo Pocket, $59.99 @nuroobaby.com

The NüRoo Pocket, $59.99 @nuroobaby.com

Why skin to skin?

Prolactin, a critical hormone needed to build and maintain adequate milk supply, is increased after just 60 minutes of holding baby skin-to-skin.  Studies show that newborns held skin-to-skin immediately after birth are twice as likely to breastfeed within the first hour than swaddled newborns. Research has found that women who held baby skin-to-skin for 1 hour or more in the first 3 hours post-birth had a 200%higher likelihood of exclusively breastfeeding.2 There is a direct dose to dose response between the amount of time baby spends skin-to-skin for both the length of time mom will continue to breastfeed and the amount of milk mom produces. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests Skin-to-Skin Contact begin immediately after delivery and continue until completion of the first breastfeeding. Skin-to-Skin is encouraged for an uninterrupted 60 minutes, 2-3 hours a day, throughout the first 6 weeks.

The outer layer of our skin, over the front of our chest, is especially sensitive and powerful. It is packed with nerve fibers that when stimulated release hormones which help eliminate stress responses in the brain and body. These extremely sensitive nerves, coined C-Afferent Nerves, respond ONLY to pleasing human touch. When the nerves are stimulated, it sends a message of pleasure directly to the brain. In response, the brain produces a hormone called Oxytocin, which is known as the “feel good hormone”. It creates feelings of calm, contentedness, connectedness, happiness and love. When practiced for an uninterrupted 60 minutes, skin-to-skin provides baby with accelerated brain development, stronger immune function, better sleep, less crying + colic, stabilizes heart rate + breathing and increases breastfeeding behavior, as well as several benefits to mom.

Generally most new Mommies will lay in bed in the first weeks doing skin-to-skin bonding with baby, but the NuRoo allows you to bustle about a bit, all while still holding baby close to your nekkid boobs, no place else they’d rather be!

Our vote: Amazing item to register for and a perfect gift.

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