Why I Created a Hug Plan and You Should Too


To celebrate National Hugging Day (Jan. 21), I hugged my baby boy and reminisced about our very first hug when he arrived this past September. I am so glad that I was able to use the Hug Plan to ensure we connected skin-to-skin in those first precious moments of my baby’s life.

I was first introduced to the Huggies Hug Plan this past summer when I interviewed Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo about the power of hugs. These medical experts (and mothers) reviewed hundreds of scientific papers on skin-to-skin and wanted to promote the benefits of skin-to-skin hugs for babies.

So, what is a Hug Plan?