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What Preemie Clothes Should I Get to Dress My Preemie?

What Preemie Clothes Should I Get to Dress My Preemie?

I am sure you have put a lot of thought into planning your baby’s wardrobe. It is one of the fun things a Mom gets to do while her belly is growing, and she is preparing for the new baby to arrive. Then you get faced with the surprise of having a preemie, and you wonder, “what now?” The truth is your preemie will not need a lot of clothing for the first few weeks of life. The hospital staff will be busy trying to assess your baby's levels to see what they may need in regards to oxygen, feeding, and monitoring their temperature. During this time, there are some cool essential accessories that your preemie will be able to wear long before clothing. Most hospitals allow little hats to be worn right off the bat.
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Leg Warmers Aren't Just a

Leg Warmers Aren't Just a "Throw Back" from the '80's!

I was recently having a conversation with my daughter about all the leg warmers we carry here at the Preemie Store. She told me about talking with a customer on chat that was looking for pants that would work for her little preemie in the NICU. Melissa proceeded to tell her about the leg warmers we carry and the benefits of them in the NICU. This prompted her to suggest we write a blog post and share this with everyone, because sometimes when we see the name leg warmers we may just think of the '80s when they were first popular. Some of you may only remember that in terms of dressing up in '80s costumes! I kind of wish I was that young!


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One, Two, Three – Things That Make Preemie clothes NICU-Friendly

One, Two, Three – Things That Make Preemie clothes NICU-Friendly

We know that even though you are here reading this blog post, you may have a nursery full of all kinds of very cute little baby clothes! It may be a few years ago (36) but I still very clearly remember back to when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby and the desire to buy those cute little things was hard to resist. The drawers of the little dresser quickly filled up with undershirts, gowns, sleepers, dresses, receiving blankets and so much more. Then all of a sudden you have your baby earlier than expected, you are faced with having clothing that does not fit, or the preemie items you may find don't really fit the needs of the NICU. They are not just too big, but the ease of dressing and working around the medical needs your preemie may have provided new hurdles in regards to the type of preemie clothes you may look for. These are some of the reasons we started designing preemie clothing many years ago. When I was first introduced to the world of the NICU, I became aware of the need for NICU-Friendly clothing. Items that parents can use in the NICU and not have to have an arm hanging out the sleeved or sleeves rolled up five times because they are way too long.
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Dear Hartley: A Mother's Micro-Preemie Birth Story

Dear Hartley: A Mother's Micro-Preemie Birth Story

All of us here at Preemie Store love to see pictures of a little preemie in clothing, especially since it signals a significant milestone in their life. Nothing makes my day any brighter than when I am scrolling social media, and I come across a picture of a preemie wearing some of our clothing, or when a preemie parent shares some pictures with us. That is exactly how we first became aware of little Hartley; her Mom posted a photo of her in a Perfectly Preemie Gumdrop outfit. We have now come to love this little fighter and are so glad to follow her story on Instagram and see how well she is doing! I asked her Mom, Taylor, to share her birth story. It helps remind us again how blessed we are for great doctors and nurses that help these little fighters come out of the NICU winners!
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What Does Adjusted Age Mean?

What Does Adjusted Age Mean?

What does adjusted age mean? What does "My baby is 6 months old, 4 months adjusted" represent and how do you figure this out? Does this apply for their whole life? When does it go away? When you have a preemie, there are so many things that are new and unknown. We want to help you along your journey and help answer some of these questions.
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The wonderful benefits of Kangaroo Care.

The wonderful benefits of Kangaroo Care.

Today is National Kangaroo Care Day. We think the practice of snuggling with your new little baby is just the best! We wanted to share some benefits and highlights with you today.

Kangaroo care is often defined as, laying your baby on your bare chest (if you’re the father) or between your bare breasts (if you’re the mother), it is also described as skin-to-skin care because your baby’s bare skin is touching your bare skin. It is then common for the nursing staff to then cover you both with a warm snuggly blanket for a great little cuddle time. So why is this so important for a preemie? Well, it's not just for baby. Kangaroo care is great for both you and your baby.
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Good Things Can Come from Doubling Your Trouble!

Good Things Can Come from Doubling Your Trouble!

We have been loving hearing and sharing parent's stories about their NICU journeys! Today we have another story for you to read that we are especially excited to share with you since we have had the privilege of carrying her books for a while. The way this preemie mom found a way to help other parents going through this journey inspires me. She couldn't find any book to help siblings to understand what the NICU journey looks like, so she decided to start Me Two Books, an organization that uses books as educational tools to help children recognize and embrace differences in themselves and others.

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Preemie Story with a Twist

Preemie Story with a Twist

We have recently added preemie stories to our Blog, to help bridge the gap between preemie parents currently going through the NICU experience, with those who have gone before. We hope that walking the path with someone that has gone before will be helpful and encouraging.
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Five Suggestions on What Preemie Clothes to Buy

Five Suggestions on What Preemie Clothes to Buy

As soon as the Doctor confirms our suspicions of being pregnant, we quickly begin to think about buying cute baby outfits. We simply "have to" get the coming home outfit, the christening set, the first going out gear, and many other things that are just too cute to resist. Then to our complete surprise, we have a teeny baby earlier than expected and none of the cute little things we have purchased fit. So what do we do now? What should we get, what will fit, what will work? So many questions!

Here are our top five preemie clothing suggestions:
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Two Apps for Preemie Parents

Two Apps for Preemie Parents

With all of today's technology and apps for almost everything, we are happy to introduce you to two that are here to help preemie parents during their journey through the NICU. 

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