Much has been learned about the importance of skin to skin contact but...where are fathers in this process? Fathers also benefit from kangaroo care with deeper a bond to the child. A shirt specifically designed to promote this type of critical experience, like the DadWare Bondaroo, is very welcome. --DR. FLORENCE N. MANSON, M.D.
Often fathers don't participate in critical kangaroo care
Is kangaroo care important?
Justin's story from the nicu
I love this shirt. It’s so comfortable. Feels like an extra soft T-shirt. And I get to have skin to skin time with my son without trying to fit into hospital robes that are too small and awkward. I love that my son can snuggle up next to me in my DadWare shirt and that it keeps him close to me and both of us comfortable. I love it. The fit is great!
Helps Parent AND Baby Sleep
Regulates Baby's Heartbeat
Kickstart's Baby's Immune System
PERFECT for the NICU
The National Institutes of Health:
"We recommend that nurses and midwives...encourage new fathers to take an active role in caring for their newborn in order to enhance father-neonate interactions and establish parental confidence."
Why The Bondaroo?
Dr. Florence N. Manson, M.D. on The Bondaroo
Much has been learned about the importance of skin to skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth...Where are fathers in this process? Infants (if not all humans and animals) crave closeness and connection. It is obvious that fathers are as able to provide this as mothers. Fathers also benefit from this touching with deeper bonding and can begin to learn to attend to behavioral cues from their infant. A shirt specifically designed to promote this type of critical experience, like the DadWare Bondaroo is very welcome.
Our daughter, Eva, was born in May of 2015. She changed our lives forever, in every way. Being a dad has made me the best man I could be. Being a father provided me with a positive masculine role that I could give to my daughter...funny thing is Eva already gave me something...an idea...for an invention. During labor, Dawn was going through such extreme pain, that she was traumatized. When the nurses tried to place Eva on Dawn’s chest, she couldn’t do it. Skin to skin was very important to the both of us. I could see the anguish in Dawn’s eyes and without even thinking I ripped off my shirt and placed Eva on my chest! The nurses and doctors stopped to stare and their jaws hit the floor. They told us they had never seen a dad do this before...and I knew how special and important bonding was from their reaction. So...
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My husband was reluctant at first. Then he put it on... the nurses were amazed and had never seen such a thing. He LOVED the bonding he was able to have with our son without the awkward “shirt off” experience. Worth it!!
I love this shirt. It’s so comfortable. Feels like an extra soft T-shirt. And I get to have skin to skin time with my son without trying to fit into hospital robes that are too small and awkward. I love that my son can snuggle up next to me in my DadWare shirt and that it keeps him close to me and both of us comfortable. I love it. The fit is great.
– Justin C
This shirt was excellent for when our babies were in the NICU, my husband was able to keep them close even with the monitor cords due to the large opening, but still keep himself covered. The shirt was good quality and the velcro was very soft.
My husband and our baby girls loved this product. We had twins born at 35 weeks, so they had to spend a week in the NICU. We went in every day to have kangaroo/skin-to-skin time with the girls, and this made it so easy for my husband! Plus, he said that it was comfortable and is a shirt he could wear anywhere. Our one complaint? The velcro would sometime stick to the blankets wrapped around the girls. Perhaps a zipper instead would solve that? Otherwise, a wonderful idea. The NICU nurses loved it too.
– Jen A.
This shirt totally enhances skin to skin contact with my new born child. Keeps my baby warm, too.
Fits just as expected for shirt size. I’ve found that tucking in my shirt before hand gives the extra support needed to help smaller babies. Gives a better experience for everyone than a hospital gown.
– Ashley K.