Studies have shown that direct skin-to-skin contact, is incredibly beneficial to a newly born baby. One Dad became inspired after the birth of his own child, and created a pretty innovative product to help Dads’ everywhere take part in bonding! Introducing, DadWare!
This is a sponsored post by DadWare that contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and not swayed in any way.
Why Skin-To-Skin Is Important
Skin-to-skin contact is highly touted as an extraordinary benefit to newborn babies. Immediate, as well as continuous, skin-to-skin contact will…
- Help reduce stress and pain levels in newborns
- Regulate body temperature
- Promote healthy weight gain and eating habits
- Encourages deeper sleep
- Helps with breastfeeding
- Promotes bonding with both parents
…as well as a host of other benefits!
I was lucky enough to be able to do this immediately following my son’s birth. But, just in case (because sometimes birth’s don’t go according to plan, and you may not be able to do immediate skin-to-skin after baby arrives), my Husband had a side mission. As well as cutting the cord, should the event arise that I could not immediately hold my son, his job was a simple but highly important one; snuggle that baby. Take your shirt off, and hold that baby. Come hell or high water.
Well, he didn’t have to take his shirt off then, but my husband was at the ready! He did do his fair share of snuggles for many, many months (and now almost two years) later. But one issue he did have, was lack of clothing.
He didn’t feel comfortable taking his shirt off when company was around. Nobody wants a stray chest hair wafting around in the air conditioning. And it’s a little inconvenient when you hand baby off and get a knock at the door by an unexpected guest.
Well, one Dad went through the same experience, and it inspired him to create something innovative for all the fathers wanting to get in on this crucial bonding practice. And DadWare was born!
The DadWare Bondaroo has a unique design that allows optimal skin-to-skin contact, with a wide opening across the chest that can easily be put back together with High-Technology Hook & Loop Velcro. This type of Velcro is smooth to the touch, and won’t harm baby’s soft, sensitive skin (or bother yours!). The material of the Bondaroo is lightweight, comfortable against Dad and baby’s skin, and made with a unique bamboo/cotton/spandex blend. This ensures little unwanted stretching, antimicrobial qualities and a
NOTE: this is not a babywearing item! The Bondaroo simply facilitates the bonding experience skin-to-skin contact offers. And Dad doesn’t have to go completely shirtless, and can cover back up easily.
My husband saw this and immediately demanded to know why he didn’t get one at the baby shower!
The DadWare Bondaroo has been recommended by Doctors for it’s abilities to encourage skin-to-skin contact in an easy, convenient way for Fathers.
MomWare Maternity Gown
DadWare also solved one slightly inconvenient problem I had while in the delivery room!
I remember the hospital gown I wore to my induction eventually ended up just wrapped around my waist after my son was born. Because I started breastfeeding within minutes of birth, I had no choice but you wiggle the top of the gown down to my middle to help with skin-to-skin. And basically just sat in the bed a while totally uncovered, except for my stomach. And yes, it was cold in there!
DadWare has also developed a MomWare Maternity Gown for this very reason-providing ultimate contact with baby, while still being able to discreetly breastfeed (or, in my case, just stay warmer!). DadWare has literally thought of everything!
You can get your own DadWare Bondaroo on Amazon, or by visiting their site, and I think this makes an excellent gift for expecting fathers who want to take part in bonding experiences with their child.
Skin-to-skin is so vitally important to baby’s health, and the starting point to attachment parenting.