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Expert advice for nurturing your premature baby. Premature babies are more likely to have problems with growth and development that, if untreated, can result in physical and mental disabilities.
Written in a warm and compassionate manner, Your Premature Baby Comes Home focuses on the things you can do to help your child become happy and healthy Author: Paul Fleiss.
A New Beginning: Home with Your Premature Baby. By Kristine Repino, author of the preemie book Jacob's Journal. After your preemie comes home, managing expectations. Your baby will soon be home and all he has gone through will be a distant memory for him.
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The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One /5(71). Some premature babies still need oxygen for a while when Your Premature Baby Comes Home book come home from hospital, though generally speaking it is rare for babies needing oxygen to be sent home.
If at all this happens, you will get plenty of information and training from the staff on how to use a portable oxygen cylinder before your baby goes home.
To measure your premature baby's development, use his or her corrected age — your baby's age in weeks minus the number of weeks he or she was premature. For example, if your baby was born eight weeks early, at age 6 months your baby's corrected age is 4 months.
You'll always remember your baby's time in the hospital. The Premature Baby Book is written at such a low level that it is nearly worthless. For example, we wanted information on iron supplementation. The Book informed us that premature babies need iron. That's it. No information on dosage.
No information on duration of 4/5(30). How Your Premature Baby Looks. The earlier your baby arrives, the smaller she will be, the larger her head will seem in relation to the rest of her body, and the less fat she will have.
With so little fat, her skin will seem thinner and more transparent, allowing you actually to see the blood vessels beneath it. 3. Prepare for Discharge of Your Premature Baby. In the weeks preceding your baby’s changeover to home, the hospital staff may start assisting you to adapt most of his care routines like feeding, nappy changing, bathing, and dressing.
You may also get the opportunity to familiarise with your baby by being with him for a short duration of time. Evan Early is another fine read-aloud children's book for siblings with a baby sister or brother in the NICU. In this story, an older sister discovers a sweet way to mark the time as she anticipates the day her new brother will come home.
It's a well-written book,with a creative twist on how to help parents and siblings deal with the emotional burden of waiting for baby to come home. A premature baby is under complete care of the doctor and experts when in the hospital but the biggest challenge arises when the baby comes home.
Knowing you can successfully feed your baby, change her diaper and check her monitors should really help ease your mind as you head home. Put the lactation consultant on speed dial. If you’re going to nurse your preemie at home, it’s best to get a pro’s help before your baby checks out of the hospital — and take her number with you.
Washing your premature baby. How often you wash your baby will depend on how premature he is and the condition of his skin. For most babies - whether premature or term - plain water is fine for the first few months of life. This includes at nappy changing - initially you should just use water and soft cotton wool.
Caring for dry skin. Your baby was born tiny and it’s likely that when he leaves the hospital, he’ll still be smaller than a full-term newborn. (Many healthy premature babies are released well before their original due date.) So instead of a robust 8- or 9-pounder, you’re caring for a premature baby who may tip the scales at barely 5 pounds.
Some premature babies still need oxygen for a while when they come home from hospital. If this happens, you should get plenty of information and training from the staff before your baby goes home.
A home oxygen company will set up any equipment needed and you will be told how to contact them around the clock (Bliss a). Baby monitor: Most parents love having a way to see and hear their babies (preemie or not) when they are in separate are different from medical-grade home monitors, which come only with your doctor's orders.
Home baby monitors can offer parents great peace of mind.; Baby swing: Some babies have gotten used to particular swings at the NICU, so you may want to buy. The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One. William Sears, Martha Sears, James Sears & Robert Sears, $ This newest guide from the Sears family focuses on the essential needs of premature babies and offers the tools and advice parents need to become comfortable with their often.
Your Premature Baby is the definitive guide to every aspect of nurturing a child who is born too soon. Reassuring and frank, it is the only book that informs and guides parents right from their baby's too-early birth into the growing s: "This book continues the story of caring for your premature baby from the point where other books stop." -- Allison Martin, founder of the Internet resource, Preemie-Child "Your Premature Baby and Child provides excellent information, especially tailored to parents who have completed the NICU experience." -- Suite com, J Reviews: Your Premature Baby is the definitive guide to every aspect of nurturing a child who is born too soon.
Reassuring and frank, it is the only book that informs and guides parents right from their baby's too-early birth into the growing years/5(3). By Elizabeth Payne Leaving the NICU with your baby is exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time. Although this is a time to celebrate- your baby is healthy enough to go home with you!- many parents are scared by the fact that they are moving baby from an environment where they are constantly surrounded by doctors and nurses to one where they usually have only two people.
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The transition is usually gradual, but your baby may be returned to the warmer environment at the first sign of inability to maintain temperature.Getting ready for your premature baby to go home: tips.
Your premature baby’s homecoming is more likely to go smoothly if you’re prepared. Here are some ideas about getting ready from parents of premature babies. Practical preparation. Get the house ready. The one constant for your baby is you, and you want to be together as much as possible.