To help family and friends make picking a gift less challenging, I've put together a list of different gift ideas for NICU Parents that are helpful suggestions for gifts whether given at Christmas or any other time of the year.
Some of these gift suggestions are for the parents, some for the baby, some the parents can use or gift to their own NICU baby.
- A NICU Book - There are many helpful books for NICU Parents. Two of the classics are Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child and The Preemie Parents' Companion and for those interested in Kangaroo Care Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant.
- A NICU Remembrance - the Violet Heart - The Violet Heart is the pin that I created following our NICU experience and has been featured in the The Violet Heart Pin - A Remembrance Pin to Honor a NICU Baby post.
- A Custom Mom's Necklace or Bracelet - The Custom Mom's Necklace or Bracelet were featured in a recent post on Gift Ideas for NICU Parents - A Custom Necklace or Bracelet.
- A NICU Journal or NICU Scrapbook - One of my favorite NICU specific journals is the Preemie Book of Memories. Another journal Letters To Your Child helps parents organize their thoughts in letters to your baby.
- A Water Blessing Label - Water blessing labels are available from the Spirit of Water Website. I love the sentiment of turning water (or I.V. fluids) into liquid prayers.
- A Zaky Hand - The Zaky Hand or Theraputic Positioning Pillow has been featured in several blog posts most recently The Zaky - A Comforting Hand for Your NICU Baby.
You can read even more about Gift Ideas for NICU Parents at the Type-A Mom article or the Squidoo article with Gift Ideas for NICU Parents.
A related article is on the Type-A Mom site under the NICU section of Mom Stages.
More Gift Ideas
Dyer KA. 2009. Gift Ideas for NICU Parents and NICU Babies. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer KA. 2009. Gift Ideas for NICU Parents - A Custom Necklace or Bracelet. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer KA. 2009. Gift Ideas for NICU Parents. Squidoo.com.
Dyer KA. 2009. Gift Ideas for NICU Babies. Squidoo.com.
Image: Jeff Prieb. Christmas Present. Royalty Free Use.