Do you love babies? Why not contact your local hospital’s volunteer program, and see if they’re looking for a baby cuddler?
Volunteer baby cuddlers hold babies whose parents aren’t able to be at the hospital because they have to go back to work, or return home to take care of the rest of the family. To be a baby cuddler, you’ll most likely need to complete a volunteer application, which may include a background check and health screening (e.g. a TB test). You’ll probably also need to go through some kind of training.
For more about being a baby cuddler, peruse:
- Volunteer “Baby Cuddlers” Help Out at Children’s Hospital (video) on nbclosangeles.com
- Cuddling Good for Premature Babies on nbc29.com
- N.C. Children’s Hospital uses volunteer cuddlers to comfort young patients on dailytarheel.com