The Importance of Skin to Skin + NuRoo Pocket Review

When I first had Kyla I knew that I wanted to do as much skin to skin as possible with her a lot of it had to do with coming across the NuRoo Pocket.


I always knew that Skin to Skin was important but when I thought of Skin to Skin I thought of the Skin to Skin benefits for Preemie babies. For some reason it never occurred to me that it can help with Full Term babies too!

NuRoo wrote a great blog post about it here and they have a great visual of the benefits as well, here’s a little sample


Benefits For Baby

  • Accelerates Brain Development
  • Reduces Crying/Stress
  • Regulates Body Temperature
  • Improves Quality of Sleep
  • Enhances Immune System
  • Stimulates Digestion & Weight Gain
  • Synchronizes Heart Rate & Breathing
  • Encourages Breastfeeding Behavior

Benefits for Mom

  • Reduces Risk of Postpartum Depression + Promotes Psychological Well Being
  • Increases Milk Production
  • Speeds Recovery Time
  • Promotes Psychological Well Being

Read the Specifics of the benefits here.

Skin to Skin can be practiced whenever you want and NuRoo wants to show you the proper way to do Skin-to-Skin



In order to reach the full benefits of skin to skin you want to do it for an hour or more. An hour? But you have stuff to do?

That’s where NuRoo Pocket comes in. NuRoo Pocket provides you coverage and mobility. It’s the perfect baby carrier for an active Mom on the go who wants to get all the benefits of Skin to Skin.


More about the NuRoo Pocket

  • Support Belt Included
  • For Pre + Full Term Newborns up to 15 lbs.
  • 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
  • Machine Washable, Dryer Safe

Kyla was born in mid March and it was still unseasonable cold. I have other carriers that I used but they weren’t ideal for skin to skin. The NuRoo Pocket was perfect was skin to skin, Kyla was nice and snuggled in and we were both very warm. I loved the coverage it provided. I wasn’t showing any skin at all so I felt very comfortable doing things around the house, having a guest over or checking the mail all my practicing skin to skin.

The NuRoo Pocket allows the best of both worlds! Skin to Skin with mobility and coverage.

Now that it’s Summer the long sleeves would get a little too hot. Thankfully NuRoo is coming out with a short sleeve option and when it comes out you’ll be able to win one at Little BGCG.

In the mean time if you have a friend due in the colder months this would make the perfect shower gift and the perfect opportunity to teach new Moms about Skin to Skin!

NurRoo Pocket retails for $59.99 and can be purchased at Babies R Us and Amazon

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