Our holiday gift guides are created to suggest the most helpful things to give this holiday season. This gift guide considers the best gifts for families who will be spending the Holidays in the NICU. Each of these items has been suggested by a NICU nurse or by a NICU mom. Each is designed to offer concrete and meaningful support for families under stress.
For families with a baby in the NICU, the holidays offer numerous challenges especially during COVID. While their eyes (and their energies) remain trained on a NICU incubator, the world continues to spin. If a family in question has older child/ren, the balancing act between a baby and older sibling(s) must be artfully negotiated. For these reasons, the gift of acknowledging an impossible/difficult situation is, in and of itself, an act of love. Still, practical items help a great deal too.
What To Express When Giving This Gift: I know that you all are totally taken up with the the baby/babies right now. I just wanted to say that no one has forgotten about you – we really want to help. I think about all the things I do every day and I know you have a hard time leaving the hospital. I would love to help you coordinate stuff for as long as you need – this gift is only a gesture of things to come. And a way to say that you are truly an incredible person and parent. Can we talk? What works best for you?
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