Waiting For Baby: A Sibling Visits the NICU

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Visiting a neonatal intensive care unit can be overwhelming for a young child during sibling visitation. The sibling will see monitoring equipment, breathing machines, intravenous pumps and incubators. They will hear alarms ringing and sometimes babies crying. Preparing children for the NICU environment is crucial so they are not as fearful and can focus on bonding with their new sibling.

Why We Love This Gift: We love this gift because it demystifies the NICU for an older sibling. Chances are high that a sibling has noticed parental anxiety around the new baby. Giving the child tools to better understand what is happening will facilitate important bonding time.

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