Some folks look forward to a nice, quiet retirement with nothing to do, but not Glenda Reed. This retired teacher has a new gig and she absolutely loves coming to her job as a baby cuddler.
Reed is one of the volunteers at a New York hospital whose job is to hold and rock infants who are too sick or tiny to go home. “It's very comforting for me, actually, because I come in, usually literally think about nothing but them,” she says. “I know that the parents do appreciate it as well.”
All that cuddling for the Neonatal Intensive Care patients can do wonders for them. Dr. Deborah Campbell says it helps slow their heart rate, regulates the breathing, helps maintain temperature, and has been shown to help reduce stress on the infant’s system. So where do we sign up to be baby cuddlers? That has to be one of the best jobs around!
Source: Inside Edition