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Prematurity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It's such a tough experience, something that you probably know very little about until you're thrown into it. Here we are sharing insights to this world - what to expect if your baby is born prematurely, how you can help a family through the months to come, stories of hope and inspiration from past NICU parents, along with moments from our stay with our little 26 weeker. 

Would you like to share your journey? Send it through to stephanie@smallbabies.co.nz and have your story added here!

  • The Best Gifts for Premature Babies
    Has someone you love had their baby early, and you’re stuck on what to get them? Have a read through our guide for gift ideas!
    Posted: Monday 5 July 2021
  • After the NICU - Protecting our fragile babies
    Coming home from the neonatal unit is a whole new challenge, and keeping our little miracle healthy is now our top priority.
    Posted: Friday 23 April 2021
  • Cuddle Hearts
    Free Printable Pattern! Help babies and their parents connect in the NICU by making and donating Cuddle Hearts.
    Posted: Thursday 18 February 2021
  • Practical Ways to Help a Family in NICU
    For families in the NICU, providing them with care and support is so important during this stressful time - these are the most meaningful ways you can help.
    Posted: Friday 29 January 2021
  • My Molar Pregnancy
    After experiencing prematurity and the NICU, we thought we were prepared for anything. For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I wanted to share our story of trying for a second baby.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 October 2020 , 2 Comments
  • The Ultimate NICU Mum and Baby Bag Checklist
    Our essential list for mums preparing for hospital bed rest or a NICU stay. If you've been admitted in preterm labour this list is perfect to give to your partner or family to help them with packing your bag.
    Posted: Monday 11 November 2019
  • Before the NICU - Things I Wish I'd Known
    I went into labour at just 25 weeks pregnant and I had no idea of what we were about to go through. Although no-one's experiences are exactly the same, these are the important parts of the journey for every NICU mum-to-be.
    Posted: Saturday 1 June 2019
  • Giving Back to the NICU
    Are you looking for ways to help the premature and unwell babies in NICU and their families? If you can knit, crochet or sew your donations will be truly appreciated, and there's some fantastic NZ charities that you can assist in other ways.
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2019
  • What is RSV?
    Keeping your baby safe from respiratory infections is really important. Learn more about RSV, a common virus that can be devastating for prems or babies with lower immunity.
    Posted: Tuesday 30 April 2019
  • Christmas in the NICU
    Any time in the NICU is hard, but even more so during the holidays when most people have plans to go away or spend time with their families. Here's 10 Tips for finding some balance over the Christmas break.
    Posted: Saturday 1 December 2018