Homecoming for Babies After the Intensive Care Nursery: A Guide for Parents in Supporting Their Baby's Development
Marci J. Hanson, Kathleen A. VandenBerg
This booklet is designed to assist and support parents in developing relationships and routines when babies come home after a stay in the intensive care nursery due to premature birth, birth complications, or other developmental disorders. It addresses the following topics: (1) transition from the hospital to the home; (2) early days at home; (3) adapting your home; (4) reading your baby's cues or signals; (5) establishing schedules and routines; (6) the birth experience; (7) understanding the baby's development; (8) determining the baby's age; (9) baby characteristics during hospitalization and recovery; (10) the importance of parents' relationships with babies; (11) developmental expectations and outcomes for recovering babies; (12) the first week at home; (13) the first 6 months after discharge; (14) the second 6 months after discharge; (15) long term outcomes; and (15) community resources for children with special needs, including infant follow-up programs, community nursing services, and early intervention programs. A glossary of related terms is provided, and an appendix provides a list of resources on child development and learning.
Marci J. Hanson, Kathleen A. VandenBerg. Homecoming for Babies After the Intensive Care Nursery: A Guide for Parents in Supporting Their Baby's Development (1993). Pro-Ed: Austin, TX.
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Homecoming for Babies After the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery: A Guide for Professionals in Supporting Families and Their Infants' Early Development
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