A book for parents of preterm babies.
“Caring for your Baby in the Neonatal Unit” is a handbook for the parents of premature babies in a newborn intensive care or special care baby unit. It is about the vital part that parents play, right from the start, as they get to know their baby and provide the loving care their baby needs..
Caring for your Baby on the Neonatal Unit: a Parents' Handbook
What makes this book different
No matter how premature, small or fragile their baby, nor how helpless the parents might feel, they have a vital part to play in their baby’s care, right from the start. This is what our book is all about. It supplements, rather than replaces, other information currently available for parents of babies in neonatal intensive or special care unts; it helps them to understand what their baby expects and needs from them, and to have faith in themselves as they learn to comfort and grow close to their baby.
Who is our book for
Although written primarily for parents of preterm babies, parents of all babies needing hospital care will find it helpful. It will be invaluable to the neonatal team, who constantly strive to make neonatal care f the best possible experience for families and their babies.
What is in the book
There are chapters on
- What parents can do at each stage of their baby’s journey through the neonatal intensive or special care baby unit, until they are at home.
- How they can get to know their baby and see how he or she communicates..
- Ways to comfort and adjust care sensitively for a small or sick premature or newborn baby
- Information about preterm and newborn development
There are quick, practical tip as well as more detailed information, all easy to follow.
What parents say about “Caring for your Baby on the Neonatal Unit”… “ ….. a tremendous book for parents. Very, very impressed. I so wish I had access to this information when we occupied the NICU….” Mother of a 24 week gestation preterm baby girl. “Your book is going down a storm with parents.” Psychologist working on a neonatal unit. “I was in hospital for 2 weeks before my baby was born and I wish I had had your book right from the start while I was in the maternity wing.” Mother of 29 week gestation preterm baby. “It is a very beautiful, easy to read book. I gave to a mum yesterday to read while she was doing kangaroo care …. she loved it.” Neonatal nurse. “I wish I’d had this book a year ago when I became the mum of a 30 week preemie.”