Free Preemie Resources for Parents!
The Preemie Paradox Resources Page is our way to give the preemie community a list or short "how to" guide we could think up. Feel free to copy these off and laminate them so that their always with you. Some of these list are meant to be funny while some will make you glad you kept the list close.
I remember locking my door and walking out only to find I didn't have the keys. I had to break in to my own home to get them. That's when I started writing down notes and lists. We've heard of all kinds of stories when "baby on the brain" can make you do all manner of strange things!
We believe you should make a list that is manageble in size and laminate the paper. Then hole punch the laminated paper and put it on a key ring. This way you can clip it to your purse or store it inside of a wallet. You can copy or screen capture this page or take a photo of this page with your phone. Either way, we don't want anything bad to happen to any preemie parent. This is why we believe a good list is key making sure you don't forget something.
Preperation for nicu visit. (Make sure to call the NICU before you go to see if anything has changed)
Get your head out of your apps!
Many preemie parents get caught up in subscribing and following every preemie page or preemie related app or social media site they can find. These pages are often looking at each others information and seeing how they can word things to be different. Some of there writers aren't even preemie parents or know much at all about the nicu. The nicu and preemie life doesn't change much so a writer that gets creative, may lead someone in the wrong direction if they don't have context. We advise every parent to be cautious on information they get online, even if we of the preemie paradox write it! Here are a few tips to give you a way to disseminate between right and wrong information and why you may be looking for more information. We just don't want preemie parents wasting time on endless searching or picking up bad advice. Your babies need you calm and attentive with a consistent and repeatable plan of action!
If you think of anymore reminders then put them in the comments section below!