We’re so excited to share our holiday special–Buy one, Give one!
Starting Thanksgiving Day until January 1st, 2014, we will donate one Nesting Days Newborn Carriers for every newborn carrier sold online to the Kanga Kare Project, sending a joint message to the world of the amazing benefits of skin-to-skin care for premature and full-term newborns both here and around the world.
My involvement started when Asad Akbany approached me about attending the Art of Nesting Workshop to learn more about my involvement in skin-to-skin, and we realized we have the same mission: To change the way babies are being welcomed into the world.
Asad is part of a five person team of undergraduate students (including Ian Shain, Lucas Gérard, Gary Duan and Pieter Doevendans) taking a social entrepreneurship class at UC Berkeley. The students are working on a product called Kanga Kare to help premature babies in Lampang, Thailand. They will be receiving the Nesting Day’s carriers on behalf of the Lampang hospital for distribution to parents in need.
“We got the idea of developing an inexpensive, skin-to-skin transport device that maintains the ill/premature infant’s temperature in lieu of expensive incubators and emergency vehicles not available in most developing countries” — said Asad Akbany, who was a born premature, ”when we found Julie’s project, we had to meet with her and get advice on our Kanga Kare Incubator.”
We decided to donate Nesting Days Newborn Carriers to mothers in need through their group as a way to give back this holiday season.
Nesting Days already has a program to give Newborn Carriers and skin-to-skin education to at-risk babies and mothers at San Francisco General Hospital, partly funded through their recent Kickstarter Campaign. I’ll be hosting another Art of Nesting workshop at Carmel Blue on January 18th, 2014 for expecting parents wanting to learn more about the benefits of skin-to-skin care and safe babywearing. You can read more about Kangaroo Care in the practical guide by the World Health Organization below.
So this season — when you buy one baby carrier – you are really buying two. Share the gift of life, the knowledge of evidence-based science, and the power of skin-to-skin! Give away!
We don’t really think there is anything you can buy that can replace the nesting days–except of course the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier. We made this offer just for you to use if you are expecting — or will be expecting soon! Get the baby carrier checked off your list early so you can focus on the more important things.
From the beach, to the park, to the mall to a birthday party! This local mom is nesting in Nesting Days everywhere she goes. We love seeing photographs of our beautiful moms and newborns–Thank you for sharing!
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Kristen from When at Home just reviewed our carrier! We love her blog and her beautiful photos. She has the best how to put on series:
I can vouch for every single point. Emery has lived in this thing since it arrived and it has done WONDERS for my piece of my mind. I wish I’d discovered it before he was born because he’s almost at the weight limit right now. The carrier is designed specifically for newborns, which is what makes it so fantastic. You don’t have to try to make it work with inserts and adjustments, like with other carriers. This cradles the baby and provides the skin to skin comfort that is so essential for those precious new lives. Also, it was designed with the postpartum body in mind, so the fabric fits tight around the belly, not only to give support to the baby, but to help shape that after baby belly. –Kristen
Read the rest of her post on her blog When at Home here!
Thanks to the Nesting Days newborn carrier I was able to fly to visit family in OH from CA with a 2 year old and a 12 week old! Loved being able to keep him in the carrier the whole flight as I’ve always been asked to remove them from my Ergo or Babybjorn for take off/landing.