smallbabies 528188 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz en-nz Small Babies 30 The Best Gifts for Premature Babies https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/best-gifts-for-prem-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! 028, 5 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/best-gifts-for-prem-babies gift ideasnicupreterm birthsuport After the NICU - Protecting our fragile babies https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/after-the-nicu-protecting-baby Coming home from the neonatal unit is a whole new challenge, and keeping our little miracle healthy is now our top priority. 017, 23 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/after-the-nicu-protecting-baby virusrsvmedically fragile Cuddle Hearts https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/cuddle-hearts-free-pattern Free Printable Pattern! Help babies and their parents connect in the NICU by making and donating Cuddle Hearts. 008, 18 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/cuddle-hearts-free-pattern charitiesdonate Practical Ways to Help a Family in NICU https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/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. 005, 29 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/ways-to-help-a-family-in-nicu nicupreterm birthprematuritysupportgift ideas My Molar Pregnancy https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/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. 042, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/molar-pregnancy molar pregnancypregnancy loss The Ultimate NICU Mum and Baby Bag Checklist https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/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. 046, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/nicu-mum-and-baby-bag-checklist nicupreterm birthbed resthospital bag Before the NICU - Things I Wish I'd Known https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/before-the-nicu-blog.html 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. 022, 1 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/before-the-nicu-blog.html nicupreterm birthbed restprematurity Giving Back to the NICU https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/donating-prem-clothing-and-knitting-blog 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. 022, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/donating-prem-clothing-and-knitting-blog donatenicucharitiesclothingknitting What is RSV? https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/rsv-premature-baby-health-blog.html 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. 018, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/rsv-premature-baby-health-blog.html rsv virus medically fragile Christmas in the NICU https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/christmas-in-nicu.html 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. 048, 1 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.smallbabies.co.nz/blog/christmas-in-nicu.html nicupreterm birthchristmasholidays