Glad he's doing well. That's great.
Everyone has made great suggestions. The museli bars/snack food are a great idea for mum. When you're not at home and going back & forth from the hospital finding time to eat properly is a challenge. It's great that she's at Ronald MacDonald house, but I don't know what happens if she's up to express at 2am and is hungry ... snacks in her bedside drawer at that point are invaluable.
Offering to help out with her other ds and around their home will help relieve them of stress too. And she'll need extra trips to doctors/etc when bubs comes home, so she'll probably need you more then too.
Baby Bunting have some great prem clothes - depending on the store they don't have a huge range, but they are really cute & practical (open flat, holes for tubes/etc). Otherwise, as already mentioned try Mothercare (although I'd buy in store rather than online as I think their online store has had issues) - their prem range is great! I know when my ds was in special care he needed temperature checks at least every 3 hours (under his arm pit) and so the nurses were quite fussy about what type of clothes he was 'allowed' to wear ... although most of the time he was just in a nappy.
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30-05-2012 10:48 #21
30-05-2012 23:14 #22
Chicken licken's post above reminded me I've left off my earlier suggestions a disposable camera for the nurses to take pics of important milestones that happen when Mum and Dad aren't around, and a journal for parents to write in, and a small notebook to leave next to Bub's Isolette so the nurses can write in any important messages or things that happened that day, and Mum and Dad can write any instructions or messages to the nurses in it. I treasure my 'bedside book.' It has so many beautiful messages from nurses, and some from friends and family. A really nice keepsake and makes me cry everytime I read it. I second all of Chicken Licken's suggestions.
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30-05-2012 23:25 #23Senior Member
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Hey, my dd was prem (but not as early)
One of the best things I got was prem nappies... One of my friends got me some huggies premmie size off the Internet...
Made my life so much easier in those first few weeks (newborn nappies were soo huge and I had poo leaking left right and centre.... Therefore had washing left right and centre haha)
Glad to hear that bub is doing well!
11-06-2012 05:47 #24
I just want to subscribe here so I can come back later to write down these suggestions. What a great topic.
Hope your friend and her DS are still doing well xx
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