Akron Children’s Hospital has long been a proponent of kangaroo care, a practice used in our NICUs to promote healthy development and help parents feel more connected to their babies. When Pampers decided to do a contest in mid-May called a Kangaroo-a-thon to encourage extra kangaroo care in 4 NICUs across the country, Akron Children’s […]
Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
Every year, the annual Walk for Babies showcases a family who has been affected by the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Going into its 8th year, the event is shining the spotlight on NICU graduates Charlee and Lennix.
The 8th annual Walk for Babies, which benefits the neonatal intensive car unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital, will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Akron Zoo.
When you’re the parent of a NICU graduate and you hear that the unit your baby was in is moving to a new space where each family will have a private room, it almost makes you want to come back. Almost.
This Wednesday, May 15, is International Kangaroo Care Awareness Month and, despite its name, it is not a day celebrated at zoos, but rather in neonatal intensive care units. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn on your chest – skin to skin. It’s good for you and it’s good for baby.