The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for NICU Parents

NICU parents can find themselves a little short on holiday cheer…

When you’re exhausted, stressed, and spending most of your days in a hospital room, it’s awfully hard to get into the holiday spirit, so we’ve created the ultimate gift guide to bring some holiday fun to your favorite NICU family.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Every Tiny Thing!
Small businesses play an important role in communities across the country. They create job opportunities and keep more money circulating locally, but the real strength of small businesses is the way they bring people together. How can you support small businesses? Shop small every day, but especially on Small Business Saturday!
5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

How can you keep your NICU baby healthy during the holidays? We want to keep you and your little one healthy and happy all winter long, so we’ve put together a list of preventative tips to protect your family.

Here are 5 things you should do to stay healthy during the holidays!

Are “Smart” Monitors Safe for NICU Graduates?

When your baby is in the NICU, constant monitoring becomes a normal part of your daily routine.

Your child’s breathing, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and other vital signs are monitored around the clock, and having a clear indication of your baby’s vitals at all times can be very reassuring!

5 Fun Ways to CelebrateThanksgiving in the NICU

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, but if you’re in the NICU you’re probably not thinking about side dishes, desserts, or football.

When your baby is in the hospital, it’s awfully hard to focus on anything else, and it can be tough to get excited about holidays. You might not feel up to a big celebration, or you might be staying away from crowds to protect your little one from big germs like flu or RSV, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip Thanksgiving all together!

5 Ways to Celebrate Prematurity Awareness Month

November is a very special month for the Every Tiny Thing family!

We’re giving thanks and preparing for the holiday rush ahead, but we’re also taking time to recognize and celebrate Prematurity Awareness Month in November,

8 NICU & Preemie Clothing Tips
Everybody loves an adorable baby outfit, but clothing choices can get a bit more complicated when your baby is in the NICU. Since “can I bring clothes for my baby to wear in the NICU?” is a NICU FAQ, I wanted to break it down for you in this post!
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in the NICU

Spooky season is here, but you might not feel much like celebrating when you’re spending it in the NICU…

Holidays are tough on NICU families. Parents have so many hopes and dreams for the most special times of the year, and it can feel like a huge loss when you have to reimagine your celebration. Wondering how NICU families celebrate Halloween in the NICU? Read on.

Mental Health Matters for NICU Parents

When you have a baby in the NICU, stress is unavoidable.

There will be days that you feel worried, anxious, fearful, and overwhelmed. That’s completely normal, but that doesn’t mean you should try to handle these feelings alone. And it may leave you wondering, is the NICU impacting my mental health?

How to Ride the NICU Roller Coaster

The NICU experience is often compared to a roller coaster ride, and it’s easy to understand why!

There are ups and downs, twists and turns, and it’s thrilling, exhilarating, and terrifying all at the same time. (And that’s just a typical Tuesday morning!!)

6 Ways to Protect Your Preemie from RSV
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that generally causes mild, cold-like symptoms in healthy adults and children, but it can be deadly for infants, especially preemies.
A NICU Guide for Friends and Family

September is NICU Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to raise awareness and understanding by creating a simple NICU primer!

Many of our Every Tiny Thing friends have experienced the NICU personally, but for those who haven’t, the terms can get a little confusing. We’re breaking down the basics to help grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, and even expectant parents know exactly what goes on behind the doors of the NICU!

10 Fun NICU Photo Ideas
You’ve seen countless newborn photo shoots and birth announcements on social media, but traditional pictures might not always be an option for NICU families. However, that shouldn’t stop you from showing off your newborn with pride. In fact, pictures can be a great way to include family and friends in your NICU journey.
Every Tiny Thing is Celebrating NICU Awareness Month!
There are a lot of great things to celebrate in September, but my favorite is NICU Awareness Month! We take this month to honor all those precious NICU warriors, their incredible families, and the tireless nurses, doctors, and specialists that care for them, and we hope you’ll join in on the fun.
10 Adorable Ideas to Decorate Your NICU Space

NICU parents don’t have a lot of time to search for design ideas for their little one’s space, so we’ve put together a list of 10 cute, simple ideas to make your baby’s space feel like home. Every hospital has its own rules and regulations about décor, so make sure you run ideas by your nurses before implementing them.

A Letter to Parents from a NICU Nurse
I come into your life at a tough time, as you face one of the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced. I see your fear, hope, worry, joy, and tireless devotion to your child. I’m there to hold your hand on the hard days when your baby takes a step backwards, and I’ll be by your side to cheer and celebrate every new milestone.
The Essential NICU Homecoming Checklist
NICU babies often require things beyond the basic baby checklist, so we’ve prepared a thorough, NICU-friendly checklist to ensure you have everything on hand to welcome your sweet little one home!
The Top 3 Mistakes NICU Parents Make (and How to Avoid Them)

When your baby is in the NICU, it can feel like you’ve entered a whole new world!

There are all these medical terms you don’t know, equipment you’ve never seen before, and lots of challenges you never imagined facing…

Here’s the great news: You’re doing an AWESOME job!!

This is all new, and you’re handling it like a seasoned pro- but that doesn’t mean there’s not a little room for improvement, right?

Top 10 SWEETEST Books for Your NICU Baby
Reading aloud is one of the best things you can do for your NICU baby, and it’s never too early to start! Reading to your baby stimulates cognitive thinking skills, language skills, and enhances memory. In fact, studies have shown that children who were read to as newborns have larger vocabularies AND more advanced math skills (who knew??)!
Benefits of a NICU Graduate Photoshoot
I thought of the idea to photograph NICU graduates to let their story be known. The sessions are styled in a way that shows their journey of being in the NICU, all the challenges they have overcome, and how now, in the present day, they are thriving and healthy. I decided to name these unique photoshoots “The NICU Warrior Session.”
7 Ways to Stay Positive After a Setback in the NICU

Some days in the NICU are wonderful- your baby makes progress, has a special first, or meets an amazing new milestone.

Those days are easy to celebrate, but what about the days that aren’t so great?

The days when your baby takes a step back or faces an unforeseen challenge can be devastating for NICU parents even though setbacks are COMPLETELY normal!