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Threads of Love "Kangaroo" Squares
A "Kangaroo" Square is a miniature baby afghan that provides warmth for a critically ill premature baby and privacy for a parent as they" kangaroo." This is a therapy that places the developing premature baby on the parent's chest skin-to-skin. Experts believe it is one of the best strategies to help at-risk babies become healthy.
These 18-20 inch knitted or crocheted squares are wonderful gifts to concerned parents at a difficult time. Plain acrylic 3-ply baby yarn in pastel colors is best. Keep in mind that these precious babies are extremely fragile, so it is important to use hypo-allergenic yarn. Refrain from using "fuzzy" yarns or the color yellow.
The benefits of kangaroo care include: