Freebies 4 You


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Preemie Parents Unite:

<3 Preemies  - Preemie Parents unite in their love for all preemies in this special logo by PreemieWorld.

 

In the NICU

The Top 10 Things Preemie Parents Need to Know Right Now - The perfect item to hand out to a new parent of a preemie by PreemieWorld authors Nicole Conn & Deb Discenza.

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation  - Preemies often start out their NICU stay with a feeding tube. And a number of them go home on a feeding tube if oral feeding is not possible prior to discharge. Find hope, support, and resources through our friends at the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation. This brochure is a great starting point.

Holidays with Preemies - Holiday time in the NICU or at home on lockdown can be a challenge. But it is still possible to celebrate the season.

Life As a Preemie Parent - For parents to use to explain their many emotions to those outside of the NICU walls.

Positive Preemie Breastfeeding Tips - For parents to use to explain their many emotions to those outside of the NICU walls.

Preemie Gift Ideas - So you are hearing Discharge Day may be approaching soon. You are excited and so are your family and friends and they are eager to shower you with all sorts of baby gifts. Having a belated baby shower? Help family and friends give you gifts that are not only appropriate for your preemie but also safe.

Prepping for Discharge Day – Save your sanity and use our handy checklist to help make Discharge Day a little less crazy.

Team Captain Organization Sheet - Have someone on your team organizing help while you are at the NICU?  Help them along with this simple organizer.

We are All Excited Homecoming Note – Discharge Day is approaching and now is the time to advise family and friends of your excitement but also your concerns regarding keeping your baby well ongoing.  Use this simple letter to eloquently get the message across.

Weight Conversion Chart – Preemies are weighed in grams in the NICU so in order to convert those numbers, here is a handy chart from our friends at Mothers of Supertwins (MOST).

 

Post-NICU

Access to Synagis - The 2009 AAP guideline surrounding Synagis has left many preemies without insurance coverage for this much-needed medication. Here are some tips on changing that, thanks to the insight from preemie parent veterans.

Daily Log - We’ve created this post-NICU log for you to keep track of feedings, medications, and more.

How Coaching Helps Preemie Parents Thrive Post-NICU - Yes, there is a Preemie Coach. Learn how one can help you navigate life after the NICU. You will be glad you did it.

Feeding & Swallowing Disorders - It is common for preemies in the NICU and post-NICU to have feeding issues. Parents seeking out a feeding therapy program for their child will want to arm themselves with information and resources to get their child proper help. This is where you start off in the right direction.

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation  - Preemies often start out their NICU stay with a feeding tube. And a number of them go home on a feeding tube if oral feeding is not possible prior to discharge. Find hope, support, and resources through our friends at the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation. This brochure is a great starting point.

Giving Back - You are grateful for your preemie thriving and you want to give back – what are some ways others have done it? Here are some tips!

Important Information - Where is that number when you need it?  Keep all preemie-related numbers in one place with this handy sheet perfect for your fridge or your bulletin board.

Inspire Preemie Forum Report on Insensitive Comments - The first report in a series of topics that the Inspire Preemie Forum is researching and reporting on in order to educate the public.

Medication list - Be prepared for anything – doctor’s visit, grandparent, babysitter and more as you organize your child’s list of medications.

Pediatric Therapy Session Sheet - For parents and/or professionals to use to record details for each session their child/client receives privately or through Early Intervention, or ChildFind.

Questions and Notes for the Preemie Professionals - Be prepared for those doctor’s appointments with this great organizational tool.

RSV: What Parents Should Know - A thorough information sheet on RSV from the Alliance for Patient Access.

Risk Factors & Need for Help -  Preemies are at a higher risk for developmental and behavioral issues.  But how do you parent a child in these situations and also to set limits?  It is doable.  Love & Logic (www.loveandlogic.com) provides tools to parents on how to help their child grow up with appropriate limits and with a sense of self-sufficiency.  In this freebie, Love and Logic provides risk factors that signal a strong need for help.  This is one to keep on hand in a private spot for referral ongoing.

Revvin’ Up for RSV Season - For parents to use to remind them of the monthly “to do list” associated with RSV season.

Staying #RSVfree - Tips to prepare for RSV season at home and when out and about.

World Prematurity Day Listing for 2013 - World Prematurity Awareness Day events for the year 2013.