Post Partum Competency Checklist

Post Partum Competency Checklist

  • Ask mothers if they did kangaroo care immediately after delivery.
  • Ask mothers if kangaroo care was explained to them.
  • Reinforce or inform mother/partner/family about kangaroo care and benefits for all who practice it.


  1. Kangaroo care is holding diaper clad infant skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest.
  2. Should be done with all newborns
  3. Best place to keep infant warm or re-warm cold infant.
  4. Helps newborn adjust to life outside the uterus.
  5. Best habitat for the newborn is in kangaroo care where they:
  • Feel safe,
  • Feel protected,
  • Can maintain normal temperature,
  • Smell familiar odors,
  • Hear familiar comforting sounds,
  • Decreased perception of pain,
  • Ready access to food.
    1. Kangaroo care is very important in the initiation of bonding and attachment.
    2. Kangaroo care will help the mother feel like a mother and initiate mothering behaviors.
    3. Kangaroo care helps both mother and newborn relax and decreases the effects of the stress of labor.
    4. Infants have more natural sleep when in KC
    5. Helps with breastfeeding initiation.
  • When held in KC the infant is likely to move toward the breast and latch on.
  • Providing infant with colostrum during the first few days coats the gut and lungs with immunological properties to protect newborn from infections. This initial protection last for a long time.
  • KC encourages frequent breastfeeding.
  • KC helps with establishment of hormones needed for milk supply.


Labor and Delivery

Wearing The Second Skin Swaddle Is The Perfect Way to Welcome your Baby into the World

Provides coverage during labor and Delivery. After your baby is born he will be dried, diapered and placed on your chest. He will then be covered with the Swaddle Section to keep him warm and secure. The Womb like Enclosure will comfort him as he hears your heart beat and the sound of your voice. Learn More

Hands Free Hold

Step-by-step instructions on using the swaddle

Click below to learn all the steps on how to properly use your swaddle to effectively hold your baby skin-to-skin. Learn More

For Dad's

Great Shirt for Dad to Hold and Bond With His Precious Gift

Skin to Skin Contact the first weeks of life have been proven to be a life changing event for you and your newborn. It is also great for Mom to have a break.

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The Second Skin Swaddle “patent pending” For Post Partum Wear Allows You to be Discreet While You Safely Hold your Baby In Skin to Skin Contact

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Moderate Hold

There are two identical sections to the Second Skin Swaddle. A Single Section is used for Labor and Delivery a second section is added for the moderate hold. The design and flexibility of the Swaddle provides all that is needed for Labor/ Delivery and Postpartum while mom is in bed.

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