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Gift Ideas For Parents With Babies In The NICU

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With very few exceptions, no one plans to have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. These units have come a long way in terms of family care and technology, but it’s still a stressful place for parents to be who just want to take their baby home.

As someone who loves and wants to best support a parent with a child in the NICU, you may be wondering what the best gifts for them would be that would make their stay easier. Here are 20 simple ideas that that can greatly help out a parent who has a baby in the NICU.

It's also worth noting that sometimes the best "gift" is someone to talk to or shoulder to cry on. Sometimes, it's the opposite — a little space. Depending on the situation, a family's time with a baby in the NICU can be incredibly upsetting and stressful. Being mindful of when to hold a NICU parent close and when to let them have some room to breathe is vital — and doesn't mean you care any less.