Bringing home any baby can be daunting to a new or experienced parent – let alone a premature baby! These tiny miracles might require a little extra preparation. If you, or someone you know, has recently had a premature baby and you’re wondering exactly what a newborn needs – this may well help!
Preparing For A Premature Baby
Your premature baby will have a range of needs that will need to be addressed. This may well mean that some of the preparatory items you’ve already purchased will have to head back into the cupboard for a little while! Here’s a quick list at a glance.
What Do Premature Babies Need?
First and foremost, clothes should be appropriately sized (not too loose). Little beanies or caps will be a good way to avoid babies under 3kg becoming too cold but please ensure you follow SIDS standards. Layers are a great way to combat over-heating or being too cold.
The teeniest, tiniest nappies you ever saw ARE available in stores. You may have to shop around or order online if they’re not available in your local supermarket.
Cleaning and Bathing Products
Babies are notorious for having sensitive skin, and the littlest of them are no exception. You may have to experiment until you find the right mix. Keep in mind that bathing newborn babies in just water. You do not need to douse your baby in products and chemicals.
Speaking of sensitive skin, baby wipes often cause irritation in premature babies. WaterWipes are the world’s purest baby wipe and have been carefully designed to be GENTLE on sensitive skin. They’re so gentle, in fact, that they’re part of the Miracle Babies NICU Survival Pack that’s given to the parents of premature babies in hospitals! When you consider all the benefits of using WaterWipes, it’s no surprise they are so popular among modern parents and those with premmie babies. Here are just a few of the reasons parents love them so much:
• Suitable from birth
• Safe for sensitive skin
• Made from 99.9% water
What Do Premature Babies Need Most Of All?
Apart from the solid and wise advise of your medical team, the most important part of the newborn premature baby package is YOU! Love on that baby, mama – that’s what they really need!
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