kangaroo care


noun

a method of caring for a premature baby in which the baby is periodically held against a parent's bare chest.

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Also called kan·ga·roo·ing [kang-guh-roo-ing]. /ˌkæŋ gəˈru ɪŋ/.

Origin of kangaroo care

First recorded in 1990-95; with reference to a baby kangaroo carried in its mother's pouch
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