How to use NICU Milestone Cards

Most families place their Milestone Card next to their baby and snap a photo! 


On the back side, write the date and any notes you like to remember the moment. 


You can also tape the card to the outside of an isolette if a baby is too delicate to be moved or disturbed.


Some families don't like posting pictures of their baby in the NICU - it can seem more private or delicate than they want for social medial. So, you can take photos cards corresponding to the milestones your baby has achieved and share that  on social media to keep your friends & family updated without having to share pictures of your baby.


If you're fortunate enough to have a professional photographer do a photo shoot in the NICU, you'll definitely want to use your cards. But if you are stuck with just using your phone camera (which is true for nearly everyone), check out this great guest post from the incredibly talented Jessica Strom: How to Photograph your Baby in the NICU with your phone.

NICU Milestone photo card in crib next to preemie 23 weeker micropreemie with oxygen and big pink bow


NICU preemie in crib with NICU mom holding "100 days in the NICU photo card next to baby who is intubated


micropremie in incubator isolette with "I weigh 2 pounds" card propped next to him


First time breast feeding NICU milestone card with back side showing which has room to write date and notes