5 Essential Items for a Premature Baby in the NICU

You spend months preparing for your baby’s arrival and then the un-expectant happens and your baby arrives prematurely. All the clothes and accessories you have put away are unsuitable for your premature baby and if your baby has to spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit do you know what clothes or accessories will be required?

Prem2Pram stocks a wide selection of Hospital Safe Baby Clothes and Accessories for your preemie baby. Here are five essential items to make their stay a little easier.

NICU safe premature baby sleepsuit –

These sleepsuits have been specifically designed for premature babies in the NICU. They allow hospital staff to look after you baby and complete any necessary medical procedures with the minimum of disruption to your baby. These NICU safe sleepsuits are made from 100% cotton so they will be super soft on your baby’s delicate skin.

Premature Baby Hat-

When babies are born they cannot control their body temperature, so a hat is an essential item and even more so for a premature baby. Prem2Pram have a lovely selection of Hand Knitted hats in an array of colours suitable for your preemie baby. You might also like to purchase a 100% cotton incubator hat, which you can have personalised with baby’s name.

Anti-Scratch Mittens –

Stop your premature baby’s starching their face with their nails by adding a pair of Anti-Scratch Mittens. These mittens pop over your baby’s hands and will prevent your baby from injury his or her face. They will also help to keep baby’s hands warm which is essential for a premature baby. These soft mittens will protect your child without causing any discomfort.

Baby Socks –

Adding a pair of baby socks to footless sleepsuits allows the medical staff quick and easy access to your baby’s Pulse Oximeter, whilst at the same time keeping your baby’s feet warm. As with a baby hat, baby socks helps with maintaining your premature baby’s body heat. If you are looking for something a little more special then there are some lovely hand knitted premature baby booties, your baby can be both warm and stylish.

NICU Premature Baby Dummies –

Studies have shown that using a dummy can reduce the risk of SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Prem2Pram stocks hospital recommend dummies that are suitable for premature babies in the NICU. They allow space for ventilators and feeding tubes, this allows medical procedures to carry on while you child is still getting comfort from their dummy.

Having a premature baby is not an easy experience to go through, however you can make your life a little easier, by visiting Prem2Pram the one stop shop for everything you’ll ever need for your premature baby.

Post by contributor Carol Smith


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