The 7 most popular bottles for premature babies
How to Help an Older Sibling Survive the NICU Journey
When your preemie needs a bottle, which one are you going to choose?
I have a little secret to share - there is no best bottle for preemies! Personally, I'm pretty comfortable feeding a preemie with the most generic, standard nipple and they often work just fine.
But sometimes preemies…
The Best Mother's Day Gifts for Preemie Moms, According to Preemie Moms!
A preemie parent's journey is often made much more challenging when trying to juggle the needs of a new baby in the NICU with older siblings at home. I've collected some of the best tips from experts everywhere to make your work a little easier and more joyful. From books to ...
The Importance of Talking to your Preemie
Yesterday I asked Hello Preemie followers on Instagram to share their favorite preemie mom gift ideas, and let me tell you, there were some really awesome ones! Some of them were brands or items I had never even heard of before, so it was quite an education!
The reason I asked them for their help is because I get asked all the time "What makes a great gift for a preemie mom?" I figured, who better to ask than....
How Can Mindfulness Help When You Have a Preemie?
I picked up a well worn copy of the book "Bringing Up Bebe" at the store the other day, remembering that I had enjoyed listening to the author speak on the radio not long ago. I was curious to read more of what this American mother learned from raising a child among French culture.
Perusing the pages, I landed on the part about talking with babies, and I was captivated...
How Can You Use Smell to Bond With Your Preemie?
Mindfulness is a hot topic these days, gathering attention far and wide. Big businesses such as Google recognize the value of mindfulness training, people of all faiths and walks of life are incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives as a way to find balance, to regain some calm, and lighten their load.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS MINDFULNESS, AND WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE NICU?
10 Ways to Find Your Inner Strength on Your NICU Journey
The sense of smell begins developing at around 22 weeks gestation, and becomes nearly mature by 29 weeks gestation. So your preemie can smell! And preemies love the smell of their mom!
When babies are still in utero, they begin smelling via the unique scent of the amniotic fluid. As they begin making their early breathing movements, amniotic fluid passes through their nasal passages and the smell of their world changes depending on what mom has eaten and inhaled.
The Power of Writing - How to Start a Journal for Your Preemie Journey
If you're a preemie mom, I bet you've heard something like this:
"YOU'RE SO STRONG!"
"I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT - I COULD NEVER BE SO STRONG."
"I ADMIRE HOW WELL YOU'RE HOLDING UP!"
I also bet that you don't always love hearing this. Am I right?
Because you don't feel strong? Because you don't feel brave? Maybe because you actually feel like falling apart. Maybe it's because you don't want to have to be strong and brave as a new mom!
To the outside world, you look amazingly resilient and brave, but inside you feel...
Home from the NICU - Everything You Need to Know to Get Ready
Want to know one of the most powerful weapons a super-preemie-mom has in her possession?
It's where she:
- lets out all her overwhelming and burdensome emotions
- figures out what she needs to do
- tracks every bit of data she needs about her baby's every single thing
- has all of her questions and all of the answers packed into one space
- celebrates her strengths and the progress she & her baby are making
A journal truly is...
How to Help a Brand New Preemie Mom - a Crash Course for Friends & Family
Taking your preemie home from the hospital is going to be one of the biggest days of your life. But it's different than taking home a regular ol' (boring) full term baby. 😜 This is your definitive guide to all the must-haves, the should-do's, the would-be-awesome-if's.
How to Decorate Your Preemie's NICU Bed With Style
Brand new NICU moms won't have time or energy to search online for the best things to do - but you can help!
How to Create the Ultimate NICU Care Package
"...why is it that parents don't go ahead and surround themselves with comforting things there in the NICU? Usually, it's because they're just too overwhelmed to think about it, and nobody tells them they can. So, I'm here to tell you - YOU CAN decorate your baby's space so that it feels as good and comforting as it possibly can for you. Here's how...
So, you've got a friend or loved one with a baby in the NICU, and you want to give them the best gift possible? You've come to the right place.
Today I'm excited to share all of my favorite care packages ideas for every type of NICU parent! We'll start with the basic care package ingredients, and then look at a whole bunch of other fun ideas to make the gift super fantastic!