We ordered 20 of these journals and donated them to the NICU in memory of our son. They are a great item for families looking at long stays in the hospital.
Thanks for sharing your review, Virginia. What a beautiful & meaningful donation in memory of your son!
This Journal is a wonderful way for our families to capture their NICU journey. I like to give our parents of our smallest preemies this on admission.
Bulk Order - Our NICU Journey
After being blind-sighted by my daughters preterm birth at 28 weeks, a friend gifted me the Every Tiny Thing NICU Journal. This journal helped me feel educated and empowered in an otherwise overwhelming and unfamiliar environment. When I started Penelope Project, I knew I had to get these journals in the hands of as many NICU families as I could! Once parents receive this journal, they finally feel like they can advocate for their preemies. They have a guide on what to track, and questions to ask, taking one small thing off their crowded plate. Our Nurses love handing each new family their journal. They know that the layout lends itself to every parent becoming a NICU expert. Every Tiny thing has been amazing to work with. They make bulk ordering for our NICU Parent Packs a breeze!
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Our experience is that NICU families love and appreciate these books. My wife, Patti is an SLP and works with people in the NICU and she is always telling me stories about the people getting the books. There was even one dad who just sat there hugging his book when he couldn't hug his child.
The best thing about these books is that they are like normal baby books but also have all of the extra stuff that parents need to keep track of for a NICU baby. As a former NICU dad (whose 32-week premie baby just graduated college) I can attest to the weird lost feeling that can creep over you as you navigate the sometimes rapidly changing conditions.
I think the cost is very reasonable. I mean we've been ordering and reordering these books for our NICU for years now.
The one thing we had an issue with regarding the nurses and other staff is we just want people to have them but they were being more selective for a while and only giving them to the long-term people. We finally compromised by saying that if anyone else who hadn't received a book asked about them or expressed an interest they could have one no matter what.
The staff seems to be very appreciative of the donation and also seems to enjoy giving them out.
It feels great to drop them off. I try to bring our youngest son along (now 11) and he gets a kick out of it too. He really appreciates the cards we have ordered for each book with his mommie's name on them.
In conclusion, the ordering process is always easy. There was only one time when we needed to buy the soft cover version because the hardcovers were out of stock but people didn't notice. Delivery is fast and the boxes are divided up so they are nice and light so Patti can carry them into the NICU sometimes.
Love the books!
I bought this for my daughter. It’s up in my granddaughter’s NICU cubby for all to sign. Great way to be able to remember later all the wonderful people that helped take of our little one.
When first arriving in the NICU, I felt an overwhelming amount of gratitude for the care team keeping my baby cared for in a way that I was unable. This is a great way to show your appreciation for each team member, and down the road - this will be a cool way to help tell our baby her story. I bought this myself, but also received the large box as a gift - so I am gifting the extra poster (and NICU milestone cards), to the "Parent Host" to donate to the next family.
Thank you for the feedback! We are happy to hear that the gifts helped during this difficult time.
We have been blessed with an amazing team at our NICU, we wanted our son to remember all those that have work so hard to safe his life. The nurses and Drs loved it. Got delivered in perfect condition and arrived fast
Showed up fast, the nurses all loved it. So happy to have this to show our sweet preemie as she gets older.
Thank you! We are so happy to hear that this poster will make the journey in the NICU and beyond special.
My NICU Family Poster
The gift box is filled with thoughtful items to help parents through a stressful time. The journal is helping my daughter during this time. The milestones card remind her to document the important moments.
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy this is helping your daughter through this difficult time.
I love these beautiful little cards! I was so happy to see that they were sterilized and safe to put on my baby's isolette! I think it's so cool that they are reversible! Thank you, ETT!!
I absolutely loved the crib sheets, so cute and so special
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that it helped you during your time in the NICU.
So cute for my little NICU babe. Love the cards in my pictures to celebrate milestones.
Thank you so much! Love your journal and it arrived on time.
This journal is amazing and freaking adorable! I wish I would have found it sooner. I love filling out the different sections each day! It is nice to be able to refer back to previous information, especially being sleep-deprived from pumping and traveling to the NICU. Thank you ETT!
I love this journal. It has been wonderful to keep up with our little boy’s NICU journey.
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy that it is helping you during this tough time.
Perfect for parents of a new baby in the NICU. It brings some organization and order to a stressful and scary time. Great, so you don't forget anything when you get a ton of new/changing information.
Quick delivery: I had standard shipping. Bought journal, shipped next day and arrived 4 days later (went across the USA (CA to MA)).
My son was born two months premature due to a severe case of preeclampsia. This journal made it easy for me to document all of his important moments and ups and downs while we've endured the last month in the NICU. The inspiring quotes inside the journal are very cute and encouraging. I'd recommend this journal to any NICU mommy or daddy!
I didn't know what to get my sister when she had her baby 2 moths early, so I got online and started researching. Everything else seemed inappropriate for a preemie in the NICU, but my sister loves to keep lists and write everything down so I knew this was going to be the perfect gift. She completely loves it, she cried when she opened it and started writing in it right away. I know it meant so much to her to have a nice gift that really honors the fact that she's on a tough journey right now. Thank you for making a journal that really helps preemie mamas (and their sisters who want to get awesome gifts!)
I actually bought these on Amazon before finding this website. I bought them for my daughter and son-in-law. It can be a struggle some days and to use these cards to help mark and celebrate the victories and milestones, no matter how small, is precious. I love to get pictures with the cards in them alongside my granddaughter ❤️
As a NICU baby dad. Everyday we celebrate our daughters days and milestone. Anticipating her being home soon. These cards help us share with friends and family our excitement and we plan to donate to the NICU unit so other parents can also share their little ones memories as well. These are the perfect simple gift for any parents of a NICU baby.
Having a baby in the NICU is by far the most difficult thing a mom and family have to experience. I love these milestone cards..not a lot of people understand the small victories that take place everyday in the NICU, these cards are a helpful reminder that there’s other people that are going through the same thing. They’re super cute, and definitely bring a sense of “normalcy” to my life with my twin boys-who were born 2 months premature- I also love that they’re able to wiped and cleaned off that way I can clean them between pictures with each boy or if it falls on the ground etc.
These were one of the best gifts we received when our son was in the NICU. They allowed us to celebrate every little victory! The pack of cards includes every milestone you want to capture. They supported us so much, allowing us to see where we had been and all that our son had accomplished throughout our NICU journey. I can not say enough good things about these cards and highly recommend them!