This is a specially designed wrap that was developed by midwives at Maidstone and Tunbridge wells NHS Trust. It enables you or your partner to move around with arms and hands free whilst performing kangaroo care with your baby in a safe position. KangaWraps are available for you to use (free of charge!) whilst you are in hospital. You can also purchase your own to go home with from the postnatal ward, or from www.kangawrap.co.uk where you will also find more information.
Our award winning research found that the KangaWrap helped premature and small babies to go home sooner, that women were more likely to breast feed successfully and parents LOVED the experience of Kangaroo care. Our staff on the postnatal ward and the Birth Centres will be happy to teach you how to use the KangaWrap safely.