Cedars-Sinai's Good Beginnings has developed reference materials specifically designed for the NICU parent and may be helpful during your child's hospitalization.
One of the useful resources available from the Good Beginnings Program is their their freely available NICU Parent Diary.
NICU Parents can download and printout the NICU Parent Diary to use as a means of tracking your child's progress and remembering important details about your NICU baby's growth and development.
Parents who are interested in more formal NICU Journals can see the different options available at the Creatively Coping with NICU Journals, Diaries and Scrapbook post.
More about Good Beginnings
Good Beginnings was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who had gone through the NICU and saw a need for a support group to help babies and their families in their time of crisis.
Today, over 25 years later, the organization is still comprised of volunteers, most of whom are former NICU parents, who relate to the struggles NICU families face.
They care deeply and can appreciate first hand the importance of the work that an organization like Good Beginnings does in providing critical support during a NICU family's time of need.
More about Journaling in the NICU:
Dyer K. 2009. Benefits of Keeping a NICU Journal. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer K. 2009. The Importance of Telling the NICU Story. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer K. 2009. Creatively Coping with NICU Journals, Diaries and Scrapbook. NICU Parent Support Blog.