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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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Keeping parents and infants together through Kangaroo Care and holding are much easier solutions than many of the interventions provided for your child down the road.
Kangaroo care involves wrapping a newborn skin-toskin with the mother, to help the baby maintain a proper body temperature and breastfeed on demand.
Kangaroo care got its name from how marsupials hold their babies in pouches next to their skin.
I share the concerns and fears of every parent, knowing that more than one million babies die every year simply because they didn't get enough time to grow," Celine Dion says in the global public service announcement that features kangaroo care, the lifesaving hug, which can be seen at: https://www.
A growing number of UK hospitals are now promoting kangaroo care but doctors stress that premature tots still need treatment in intensive care.
Ludington and Anderson have lead to the development of the Kangaroo Care Certification Course sponsored by the United States Institute of Kangaroo Care (www.
Kangaroo Care consists of placing a diapered baby in an upright position on a parent's bare chest.
June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- You may not see it on the runway or in fashion magazines this Father's Day, but the latest fashion trend has new dads "wearing" their babies -- practicing Kangaroo Care, or skin-to-skin and diaper-to-chest contact.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PEDIATRIC INSTITUTE 'KANGAROO CARE' - This Father's Day, new dads like Michael Scholfield, are "wearing" their babies practicing Kangaroo Care or skin-to-skin contact.
It consists of an array of different techniques that include snugly wrapping the baby in a blanket, adjusting light and noise levels in the nursery, adding nap times, positioning the baby for optimal growth and comfort, allowing parents control over their baby's care and two other techniques known as co-bedding and kangaroo care.
During the episode, Yamile provides a comprehensive overview of Kangaroo Care and ergonomics as related to premature infants and the NICU environment.
The skin-to-skin contact facilitate the maternal bonding which consists in different aspects: thermoregulation of thebaby, the kangaroo care, cognitive bond, etc.