worldwide shipping The Birthing Shirt Company - Beautiful, Eco-friendly Birthwear store, - we sell the award winning Bamboo Birthing Shirt, for use as a maternity nightshirt during pregnancy, a birthing outfit during labour and a breastfeeding & bonding nightdress postnatally.

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The Birthing Shirt Company Ltd

35 Gloucester Road | Rudgeway

Bristol | BS35 3SF | United Kingdom

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Kangaroo care and skin-to-skin

Kangaroo care is a method of holding a baby, either premature or fullterm, that involves skin-to-skin contact immediately after giving birth and beyond, that will soothe and calm your baby and will aid in their development.


Straight after birth the baby is placed directly next to the mothers skin, on their bare chest upright between their breasts with a baby blanket or mother’s clothes covering his or her back - our bamboo birthing shirt has been designed with an extended pop down front especially for this purpose.


This snuggling of the infant inside the pouch of the mother’s clothes, experiencing her  warmth, smell, and familiar heartbeat will feel like a warm "womb with a view" to the baby much like a kangaroo's pouch, hence the term "kangaroo care."



















What are the benefits of kangaroo care / skin-to-skin contact?


Results from studies on mother-Infant skin-to-skin contact suggest that this type of contact has several benefits to both mum and baby.


The benefits of kangaroo care / skin-to-skin contact to your baby include:


  • A happier baby

  • More successful initiation of breastfeeding

  • Better regulation of their body temperature

  • Elevation in their blood sugar

  • Stabilization of the baby's heart and respiratory rates

  • Improved oxygen in their blood

  • Spend more time in deep sleep

  • More rapid weight gain

  • Decreased crying

  • Earlier hospital discharge


The benefits of kangaroo care / skin-to-skin contact to the mum include:


  • Improved bonding

  • Feelings of closeness with their babies

  • Increased breast milk supply

  • Increased confidence in ability to care for their babies

  • Increased confidence that their babies are well cared for

  • Increased sense of control

Skin-to-skin contact with your baby soon after birth helps stimulate the production of the hormone Oxytocin in both you and your baby. This can have a positive effect on promoting bonding and aiding breastfeeding.

"...Since we have returned home I’ve used the birthing shirt numerous times as its so easy for breastfeeding and it also makes a good excuse for having some skin to skin time when its so easy to do!.."

From the review by new mum

Hayley Glenister, from 'Simply Hayley'

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