Follow us:TwitterFacebook

Take heart if you’re a new parent to a preemie
2018-07-09 09:25:56
Take heart if you’re a new parent to a preemie. Below are preemie-specific tips for caring for your extra-little one once you’ve left the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They will help you enjoy what every mom looks forward to—bringing your new baby home. The appropriate carseat is crucial, most hospitals will do a carseat test before the baby leaves the hospital, which allows them to know if the baby is able to tolerate the ride, premature babies sometimes get too bunched up and can’t breathe as well.

So look for a carseat that’s appropriate for an infant. In other words, skip the convertible toddler seat and be sure there’s cushioning in the seat that will pad around the baby’s head. Another option is a car bed, this way the baby lies down instead of sitting up for the car ride home. Many new moms are more comfortable riding in the back with their new baby. The darker it is outside, the more parents tend to stress during the first few nights at home.

Within a few days of returning home, check in with your doctor. Find a pediatrician you’re comfortable with and follow-up with that person right away, premature babies are more at risk for respiratory infections if they’ve been on a ventilator, so follow-ups with vaccinations and immunizations are key. It really helps to connect with parents of preemies who are a little older. “You’ll get support as well as hope by seeing their little ones, and if you need a shot of confidence, look at the pictures in the NICU of all the babies who have gone home and thrived. Actually listen to the nurses and staff when they tell you that this hospital stay will soon become just a blip in your memory.

Related items

About us
Quality control
Catalog download
Purchase process
Latest news
Industry news
Contact us
Skypewechatwhatsapp QQ

Tel: 86-0574-88221036
Fax: 86-0574-88221026