Kangaroo Throw Down!

The goal of our Kangaroo-a-thon is to encourage all NICU and SCN Units to actively promote Kangaroo Care and log as many hours of kangaroo holding (including modified holding) in a two week period. We hope you can host an event across the two week duration in May. We want to see as many hours of brain developing, neuro-protective, attachment building, and immunity boosting good times.
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto Canada found that a kangaroo-a-thon was a fantastic way to break down barriers, unite staff and families with a common goal and witness the transformation of parents, as they were encouraged to cuddle with their infant.

What do you need to do?

We have a tool kit you can us to, promote, educate and host your kangarooing event. The idea is to break down obstacles that may discourage your unit from doing this. We encourage you to;

  • Print and provide each family a parent info letter and cuddle count form so they can log their hours.
  • Print and use freely any of the promotional posters or flyers.
  • Print the free colouring in sheet for kids to enter our colouring in competition with a chance to win a cuddly prize.
  • Join us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter and encourage families to post comments and photographs #miraclebabies #kangaroocare #kangaroocuddle #nicu #specialcare #premmie
  • At the end of your kangaroo-a-thon, tally and email your total hours.
Date & Time

Sat 15 May 2021 to Sat 29 May 2021, 11:55pm