Preemies Articles

  • Is your baby monitor a safety threat by hackers?

    As parents, we do whatever we can to keep our children safe. We baby-proof the home, investigate caregivers, research everything from cribs to car seats for the highest safety ratings and more. Did you know, however, that one of the very products designed to keep watch on your little one(s) may instead be making your family vulnerable to predators?

  • Milk and honey -- does it really help you get to sleep faster?

    A cup of warm milk isn't necessarily the magic sleep potion, but it's probably the most common drink associated with the ritual of bedtime. Does it really help you get to sleep any faster?

  • Proper snuggling techniques for your preemie

    Many milestones lie ahead for your baby. One of the most exciting is the day you're allowed to hold your baby. You've waited so long. Let the snuggling begin!

  • Premature baby development -- what's the difference?

    Was your baby born early? Preemie parents might feel anxious and overwhelmed when their child doesn't develop at the same physical age as their peers. You may be home and the critical weeks passed, but your baby’s early birth can affect the months or even years to come.

  • Understanding your preemie's special needs

    Most parents worry about matching the bedding with the wallpaper and having enough clothes in the drawers as they get ready for a newborn. When your baby decides to be born early, it's a whole different story. Here's how you can meet your preemies special needs.

  • Picking out clothes for your preemie

    Your stash of newborn outfits would swallow this tiny little being. What should you consider as you pick out clothes for your preemie? Let's find out!

  • Third-Hand Smoke Affects Your Baby

    You don't have to be a smoker for your child to be exposed to the risks of third-hand smoke. Researchers have discovered that the residue from tobacco clings to furniture, clothes, walls, rugs and floors.

  • PTSD Concern for Parents of Premature Babies

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is relatively common among parents whose newborns spent time in the NICU and affect moms and dads differently.

  • Depression: A Risk Factor for Preterm Birth

    A recent study found that depressed pregnant women are twice as likely to give birth prematurely as pregnant women without any symptoms of depression.

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • Rules of Thumb - Choosing Baby's Name

    From Aaliyah to Zvi, the range of name choices is dazzling. If you're a sleepless parent-to-be, it can look like a vast landscape with no road map. To make sure you keep your bearings, here are some basic principles for understanding names -- and finding that one perfect name that speaks to your heart.

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • Dear Family: What Your Preemie Wants You to Know

    If your preemie could talk, he might say, "I am so excited to be going home. I am also a little scared. It is okay if you are feeling a little scared too. Even if I have had a big brother or sister, I may be different because I was born so early and so small. I decided to write this list of activities that can help preemies like me learn how to use our bodies and minds as we grow..."

  • Baby Bargains: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Save Big Bucks on Baby Gear

    You've no doubt seen all the scary statistics on the costs of raising children -- numbers that may very well have you second-guessing your decision to toss your birth control pills in the trash! Starting a family doesn't have to lead to financial ruin. There are plenty of practical steps you can take to minimize the impact on your family's budget. Here are a few ideas.

  • When Does Spitting Up Signify a Problem?

    My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?

  • Apnea and Bradycardia of Prematurity

    Apnea, a pause in breathing, is fairly common in premature babies. Once it stops though it does not come back. While it's happening it is very frightening. Bradycardia, a slowing of the heart rate, often follows apnea or periods of shallow breathing. If your little one has these conditions, how will he be treated? Read on to find out.

  • Breastfeeding the Premature Baby

    Too often mothers have preventable problems with breastfeeding. Many hospital routines make it difficult for mothers and babies to breastfeed successfully. When the baby is born prematurely, mothers may have even more difficulty with breastfeeding, and this is unfortunate because premature babies need breastmilk and breastfeeding even more than healthy full term babies.

  • Choosing a Baby Carrier

    Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby's life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. Elizabeth helps you decide which is best for you and your baby.

  • Can I Nurse My Premature Baby?

    Many moms wonder if they can still breastfeed their premature baby. Yes, you can, but it isn't always a easy road. Your milk is perfect for your baby because colostrum and your breast milk have antibodies, white blood cells, and immune properties that will help in your baby resisting infection.

  • Preemies: Coming Home, A Month-to-Month Guide

    Congratulations you have your baby home! You will now be amazed as you watch your baby grow and develop. Your doctor will use the idea of "corrected age". What you have to remember is to also use the baby's "corrected age."