Best Gifts for Parents with a Premature Baby in the NICU
By: Kelby Carr on: Sun 06 of May, 2007 [02:43 UTC] (10188 reads)
If you know a mom who has a baby in the NICU, this is an emotional time for the parents. You may want to be supportive, but not know precisely how. It can also be challenging knowing just what gift is right for the mom of a baby in the NICU. You don't want to buy a gift that might be insensitive to the situation. Here are some helpful, caring and much-wanted gifts for moms with babies in the NICU.
Even baby stores rarely have more than a few premature baby outfits. It isn't easy finding something for this situation, despite the fact that more and more babies are spending time in the NICU after birth.
Keep in mind, too, that while most NICU babies survive, a rare few do not. If you know something about the status and health of the baby, let that guide your gift buying. If that is in question, focus more on gifts that will help the mom in this hectic and stressful time or will help her keep memories of her precious NICU baby.
Baby Feet Pendant
The toughest thing for a mom to do is leave her baby in the NICU, but it's something she must do (usually several times a day). Having a pendant with her baby's name to serve as a symbol of her love, and which can rest not too far from her heart, will give her a momento that keeps her close to her NICU baby even when she is away.
This pendant is personalized with the baby's name and birthdate, as well as two tiny feet. On the downside, it takes up for four weeks to get engraved and shipped. For a baby that is born quite premature (more than six weeks early), the NICU stay could last much longer than that. Even if baby goes home before the necklace arrives, a NICU mom always feels tense at every separation from baby and will appreciate this even after baby goes home.