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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Words like “high risk”, “sick,” and “premature” were likely not part of the plan, let alone an extended stay. In an effort to make NICU life more manageable, there is now a gift closet that parents can visit to make their world a little brighter. Donations are welcome and needed throughout the year.  Please contact Courtney Montgomery at Courtney.montgomery@wheel-house.com for local drop or Ginny Landle to arrange delivery directly to Stamford Hospital. Glandle@stamhealth.org 203-276-5996 

 

Few facts about Stamford Hospitals NICU 

  • Designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed by experienced neonatologists, nurses, and pediatric specialists. • There is a dedicated Resource Room loaded with helpful information. It’s also a private, comfortable respite for visiting families as well as a site for weekly parent mentoring from the Tiny Miracles Foundation. Most volunteers are parents whose children were also premature infants. • Prior to discharge, parents are invited to spend a night in our new transition rooms to help ease the transition from NICU to home. • NICU Infant Clinical Evaluation Program for “graduates” helps you and your pediatrician manage common issues like growth, nutrition, and neurodevelopmental delay. 

ITEMS NEEDED: 

  • Preemie onesies with velcro closures  
  • Burp cloths • Preemie hats 
  • Baby scratch mittens 
  • Baby blankets  
  • Baby nail file/scissors  
  • Children’s books 
  • Boppy nursing pillow and cover 
  • Nursing supplies (nipple cream, nipple pads) 
  • Nursing cover • Individually packaged snacks (nut free) 
  • Journals  
  • Baby milestone books 
  • Slippers  
  • Robes 
  • Eye masks 
  • Lumbar pillows 
  • Neck pillows  
  • Hand lotion  
  • Adult size blankets 
  • Polaroid camera and film 
  • Incubator and NICU area Decor 
  • Crafts for decorating incubator  
  • Books and magazines  
  • Crossword puzzles 
  • Yarn w/ knitting needles  
  • Gift cards (gas, food, lodging, etc.) – Financial hardship is common in the NICU. Not only are parents accruing medical expenses, they often struggle to afford transportation, food and lodging during their stay.  

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