How does being a professional cuddler sound? Well, “baby cuddlers” are turning out to be one of the most sought after professions in hospitals around the country. The cuddlers give special care and attention to babies who were born prematurely.
Parents can not be with the babies 24/7, so it is the cuddler’s duty to make sure the child is comforted and given enough quiet quality time that they need. Cuddlers go through intensive training to ensure they are prepared to handle the children safely.
Cuddlers go through training inside of a classroom as well as at the bedside of the children. Holding, snuggling, and calming down the babies are crucial areas that cuddlers are trained in. According to hospital staff, cuddling that is consistent can help with the baby’s brain development and social development.
Does this sound like a volunteer opportunity you would be interested in?