Preemie Mom Camp readers were all about tips lists in June! From preemie clothes, sleep and pumping tips–check out what other preemie moms were reading and catch up on any you missed.
After holding and feeding them, dressing your preemie is one of the most comforting things you can do. Which is probably why one of the most frequent things I see preemie moms ask about online is “where can I find preemie clothing?” Check out my profile with an online retail focused on the special needs (and size!) of preemies.
Having a child in NICU—be it one day, one week, one month or beyond– is a life-changing experience. You are incredibly dependent on the skills and support of others. With sometimes multiple visits to the NICU per day, you begin seeing the NICU staff more frequently than your best friends, family members—-perhaps even your partner or other children at home.
At times, preemie moms can feel indebted to these new, precious people in our lives beyond hugs, thank yous. Parents who have had a preemie pass away are also often looking for a way to give back in memory of their child. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
A reader sent me a question—one every preemie mom has dealt with. “How did you handle visitors and people wanting to come see your preemie?”Help from a friend or family member (with thoroughly washed hands!) can be a blessing. However, after weeks or months of waiting for your preemie to come home, some guests can’t help but want to stop by to see your little one. Check out these four tips that worked for me.
When my 32-weeker was finally home from NICU, I rarely put her down. That is until my maternity leave was over, and she had to go to daycare when I returned to work full time. I cherished our evenings together often rocking and feeding her to sleep, then holding her for several more hours as I finished watching a TV show or simply cuddled her while I read a book. While I was getting into a new mom groove, she certainly was NOT in a sleeping groove. I needed help. Here are tips to help your little one sleep better straight from an infant sleep professional.