NICU Blog

NICU FAQ’s You Need to Know

The NICU can be an overwhelming experience for new moms and dads at first. You might not be familiar with the procedures, equipment, or medical terms that you’ll hear in the NICU, and it’s hard to learn the lay of the land when you’re focusing on your newborn and the changes every day can bring. It can feel like a rollercoaster ride!

6 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the NICU
When you think of holiday cheer, the hospital probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind… Getting into the seasonal spirit can be challenging when you’re spending the holidays in the NICU, but there are LOTS of fun (and...
5 Ways to Advocate for Your NICU Baby

You are your NICU baby’s biggest fan, strongest protector, and most important advocate.

The NICU rollercoaster experience is new and often overwhelming. You may not understand all the terms and timelines, and EVERYTHING can feel confusing as you’re learning your way around the NICU. How can you advocate for your baby in the NICU?

10 Great Gifts for NICU Nurses

NICU parents, are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite NICU nurses?

Look no further!

We’ve assembled the ultimate gift guide for all the amazing NICU staffers on your nice list so you can put together the perfect present to show your thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care they provide for your baby.
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!

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!!)

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.
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.