15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely every year.
Many of these babies are born too small or too early and require a stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for life saving treatment, as do other babies due to delivery complications, birth defects, disorders or other diseases. So the sad reality is there are countless families that find themselves on a NICU journey that they didn't expect!
Simultaneously, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people own smartphones in this world. What does that have to do with NICU families? Well, the majority of families that have babies in the NICU have a smartphone; and if you have a smartphone.... they have instant access to amazing resources, great education and helpful connections.
There are several NICU parent friendly apps that we particularly recommend. And we don't take our recommendations lightly! We ask families directly:
So....without further delay, here are our top recommendations:
*Hand To Hold also has a brand new podcast series just for NICU DAD's!!!!
Do you have any recommendations that we may have missed?
And what would you like us to focus on next?
peer to peer networks?
We want to hear from you!