KMC: Kangaroo Mother Care. Cuddling your baby like a kangaroo is a valuable step parents can give to their newborns. The mother or father places their child, skin to skin, vertically against their chest, acting as sort of a live incubator. Just like a real baby kangaroo, your baby finds themself in a safe, warm pouch helping them to thrive and grow. This is such a great bonding position as well.
My husband and I both spend hours a day doing the KMC with our newborns. We did it with our first and now with our twins. Especially being preemies, we try to give them as much KMC as possible.
This is also a GREAT opportunity to train and get in some valuable tummy time for newborns.