The “Golden Hour”

The important first hour, The Golden Hour, after your baby is born.

Skin to skin and uninterrupted contact between mum and baby help your new little one or ones to adapt to the world outside the womb. If mum cannot do skin to skin with her new little one then over to dad, you can do this, too.

There are so many benefits to mum and baby, here are a few:

  • Helps to keep your baby’s temperature stable and keeps your baby warm.
  • Helps to calm your baby
  • Gets breastfeeding off to the best start
  • Helps to protect your baby from infections

Have a look at UNICEF Baby Friendly website for more information.