Thinking through your baby’s personality and individuality can help increase your attachment and be a positive activity not related to medical care. We created this sheet for you to be able to teach others about your baby. While your baby’s medical team certainly knows them well, as parents you have special and important knowledge about your baby.
Babies can learn patterns and routines over time. This can be a good way to teach them about their world. Having a regular routine can help babies feel safe and know what to expect. When you have a routine for reading, talking, or singing with your baby, they get to hear more words, which is important for their development. Your baby's care team already have times for taking care of them, but you can make your own special routine too.
What do you notice about how you feel when you are singing or reading to your baby?
What do you notice about your baby when you are singing or reading to them?
How might you use these routines when you leave the NICU?