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!
We purchased an individual pack during our personal stay in the NICU and just knew we needed to do a fundraiser when our guy graduated the NICU. I love that there is a bulk option available to be able to do fundraisers. We did two sets of 20 to donate to our NICU. So many friends were excited to give for this. When your baby is born so small, all the usual milestones go out the window. Not with these sets of milestone cards. They brought such peace and comfort to our aching hearts and we are so excited that this bulk option allowed us to do that for SO many families! If you're hesitating on whether you should order a pack for yourself or a friend, don't! Buy one! If you're worried you won't be able to raise enough funds, don't sweat it. Just extend the timeline for raising funds. It was worth every penny to drop them off to our care coordinator and know that these would be a comfort to others. Thank you Stacey and The Every Tiny Thing company for these cards! They really are such a blessing!!
Thank you so much for sharing your story, this amazing feedback and these Milestone Cards with your little guy's NICU hospital to support others during this very trying time. We are so happy and honored to support you all in this way!
The milestone cards are adorable and well made! They are perfect for helping parents celebrate all the milestones!
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that they are helping so many as they go through this tough time. We appreciate you sharing then with so many!
I got this for my granddaughter who’s little girl is a preemie. Lottie Dottie was 1.4 lbs at birth and now is seemingly huge at 3.1. Still in the nicu and mommy and dad have so many keepsakes already! I do think from the texts I’ve received, mommy is thrilled with this!!
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy that this is making the time in the NICU a bit better for your granddaughter and Lottie Dottie!
After my daughter's water broke at week 29, she started dealing with the reality that her son would spend time in the NICU as doctors would not let her go past week 34. She discovered this kit online and it has been so wonderful! My daughter and her husband take daily notes in the journal, decorated their son's isolette, and share pictures with the milestone cards. We all celebrate his achievements, and it will help looking back to see how far he progressed. The small victories keep up their spirits and let extended family feel involved in what could be a very isolating experience as only the parents are allowed in the NICU. The NICU nurses at Tufts Medical Center are also big fans. :-)
Thank you for your feedback. We love hearing how our bundle package is helping your daughter and SIL get through this experience. The NICU journey is a tough one that we are so excited and happy to support to try to make easier on everyone. Hopefully everyone will be home from the NICU soon.
Love this little kit. After having my NICU baby I realized how much I missed because I didn’t have a journal or little signs to remember the milestones of the NICU. I have a friend who just had her baby at 32 weeks and I bought this for her. I think she will love it.
Thank you for your feedback. We hope your friend's NICU time is a bit better once she has this gift from you.