Being a parent at the NICU - Card 1: Swaddled bath
The swaddled bath reproduces what the baby has known in the womb: the wrapping in the fetal position and the feeling of being surrounded by water and floating in weightlessness.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 2: Kangaroo Care
The kangaroo method (MK) offers a privileged contact between the parent and the baby. It allows to create an environment comforting of which several elements recall the life in the belly of the mother.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 3: Touch
The sense of touch of the baby is developing in the belly of the mom with the swallowing and the pressure of the amniotic fluid.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 4: Diaper change
The traditional method of diaper change involves lifting the baby's bottom to gain access to the clean area and to replace the diaper. The premature baby does not tolerate this care well.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 5: Swaddling
Swaddling allows your baby to feel a reassuring touch on his body: the blanket encompasses it as did the uterus and the amniotic fluid in the mother's womb.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 6: Calming methods
In the mother's womb, the baby is in the fetal position and is bathed in the amniotic fluid. He can exercise to suck and grip his umbilical cord, behaviors to be repeated in neonatal unit.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 7: Holding
Carrying refers to the times when you take your baby in your arms or with the kangaroo method and where you rock it.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 8: Transferts
The movements are when you lift, move and position your baby in his incubator or in his small bed. Due to the immaturity of his sense of balance, the premature baby generally tolerates position changes less well.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 9: Positionning methods
The therapeutic positioning in neonatal unit reproduces the position of the baby in the mother's womb, thus the physiological position.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 10: Massages
Massage is a great way to make a special contact with your baby. In addition to being a source of comfort and appeasement, massage helps the baby to feel the different parts of his body.