Best Products for NICU Parents

Best Products for NICU Parents

 

I am asked all the time by parents, “What should I buy to help get me through the NICU and Beyond?”

I am asked all the time by family and friends, “What can I get my family or friends who have a baby in the NICU as a gift that will actually help them get through this NICU journey?”

After years of being asked these questions, and then actually seeing what really has helped parents in the NICU and at home after NICU graduation, I have put together a list of some of the best products that have been recommended by both parents and professionals~

 

We thankfully live in a time where the internet allows us to shop without ever leaving the hospital or the comfort of our own home so we not only have provided a comprehensive list for you, but we have teamed up with Amazon’s affiliate program to bring links to each of the products directly to you so you can order the product quickly and easily, and have them shipped to you in no time at all!

Another benefit is you can share this with all of your friends and family and they can shop to their hearts content, and be able to help you your family survive the challenging journey the NICU can prove to be! If you have a product you think should be added to the list, please send us your recommendations to sara@patientfamilycare.com.

 

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MISC

Perfect NICU Bedtime Story

Perfect NICU Bedtime Story

Reading bed time stories to children is an age old tradition. By sharing the written word with kids helps build their vocabulary, it helps improve their attention span, it serves as an educational opportunity, it is perfect for getting in much needed snuggle time, it allows for family connections in our busy world and often times when infants are in the neonatal intensive care unit, we don’t see parents reading to their child like they wouldContinue Reading

Christmas Gifts for NICU Parents

Christmas Gifts for NICU Parents

  It’s that time of year when you find yourself busy shopping for everyone on your list and wanting to find the perfect gift for those who love most! So what happens when one of your loved ones is a NICU parent this year? You want to get them something that is meaningful yet helpful but might have absolutely NO idea what to buy families that have a child in the NICU. If this is you,Continue Reading

Celebrating NICU Staff at Christmas

Celebrating NICU Staff at Christmas

      Will you have a child in the hospital over the upcoming holiday season? If so, you might be thinking you want to do something special to thank the staff. Let’s face it….. they too will be spending time away from family to be at the hospital and might enjoy having their holiday be a little more merry right?  Well, I want to let you in on a little secret. Being able toContinue Reading

Surviving Christmas in the NICU

Surviving Christmas in the NICU

      Having a loved one in the hospital during the holidays can bring stress, isolation, sadness and anxiety. It brings worry and fear about the health of a loved one and it also brings a disruption to family traditions, holiday plans and holiday cheer. Unfortunately, these emotions usually intensify when the loved one is a baby in the NICU. Many parents imagine their child’s first Christmas to be one of joy and peace.Continue Reading

NICU and Family Summer Challenge

With Summer vacation officially underway, Patient+Family Care wants to encourage NICU departments, neonatal staff members and individual families to find ways to bring a little bit of summer to families and babies that find themselves spending the summer months in the hospital, and one lucky participant will receive a unique gift from Patient+Family Care! WHO CAN ENTER: ANYONE! We want staff members, leaders, families with babies currently in the NICU and even families that are graduatesContinue Reading

How to Celebrate Nurses during Nursing Week

How to Celebrate Nurses during Nursing Week

As someone who has been a nurse for over 15 years, I have often been approached by patients and their families asking how they can “thank me.” I start to explain to them that nurses are nurses because helping others is gratifying enough! We do not need to be thanked in any way other than a patient or family member saying the words “thank you”. Additionally, which many patients and families members don’t understand is that mostContinue Reading

Is Breastfeeding Really Best???

Is Breastfeeding Really Best???

Breastfeeding. It is a common buzzword these days and the topic is discussed in every print and social media outlet. Where should mothers be allowed to breastfeed? How long should you breastfeed your child? Why is breastfeeding offensive to some? Mothers: You need to proudly breastfeed in public! See these beautiful breastfeeding photos!   You honestly cannot look at a single parenting magazine, parenting blog, pregnancy resource or even Facebook without seeing something related toContinue Reading

Pregnancy Bedrest Support

Pregnancy Bedrest Support

Did you know that 1 in 5 women are placed on some form of bedrest during their pregnancy? That equals 7,000,000 expectant women a year are told to lie down and stay down. And while some may think being ordered to stay in bed sounds relaxing and enjoyable, the reality is it can be a very trialing and difficult time. Being put on bedrest during pregnancy can be an overwhelming, scary, frustrating and isolating experienceContinue Reading

How to survive once your NICU baby goes home

How to survive once your NICU baby goes home

I was recently asked what advice I would give to parents that are either getting ready to take their baby home from the NICU or have recently gotten home from the hospital. I thought since one parent asked, others might benefit from my tips too. So, here is how I can best encourage you to survive once your NICU baby goes home. Keep a schedule: Babies in the NICU usually have a pretty structured scheduleContinue Reading

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