Bonding, in a heartbeat.
Did you know that all babies - prematurely and healthy born alike - develop best when they are safe and sound in their parent's arms? During skin-to-skin cuddling sessions, known as kangaroo care, parent and baby co-regulate their temperature, breathing and heart rate. Nothing works better, even for the tiniest and most vulnerable prematurely born babies who are cared for in an incubator, and it's benefits are proven: improved bonding, better brain development, reduced stress, deeper sleep, and better immunity, just to name a few!
Hugsy makes the benefits of a mother's (or father's) embrace last longer, to provide comfort to babies even when their parents cannot be nearby. Hugsy is a smart blanket that combines the most important features of a parent’s presence, like warmth, smell and the unique heartbeat. Hugsy’s evidence-based design has won several design awards and is already being used in Dutch hospitals during clinical trials.
Supports Kangaroo Care
The Hugsy Blanket is used to support kangaroo care cuddle sessions, and hold a baby skin to skin against a parent's chest. During this cuddle moment, the blanket absorbs a parent's comforting smell, and keeps both parent and baby nice and warm.
Hugsy Heartbeat Module
During these special cuddle moments, the Hugsy Heartbeat Module can be used to record a parent's unique heartbeat, which is stored in the module and can be played back to their baby.
Hugsy then continues to provide a parent's soothing presence, even when they can't be nearby by recreating the feeling of a parent's embrace, surrounding the baby with their comforting smell captured during kangaroo care, and playing back their heartbeat!