Baby in NICU?
There’s an app for that
Having a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be unexpected and worrisome. I’ve found when medical situations arise, knowledge is power. Several apps are available to help educate and guide parents while their child is in the NICU. These apps can’t replace the knowledge of doctors and nurses, so please be sure to consult with them with questions and concerns.
Premature Baby Journal
The Premature Baby Journal is designed to track your baby’s progress through hospital and beyond. Some features of the app include converting actual age into correct age, tracking weight, feeding and temperature, recording number and times baby is fed, tracking milestones and much more.
NICU Knowledge Parent Educator
NICU Knowledge helps educate the parents of NICU and premature babies about the NICU, their role in caring for their baby and the important things they must know before they can take their baby home. The app includes short videos and lessons to help answer parent questions and ease concerns.
NICU Parent was created for the parents of newborn infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The app contains information about the different levels of monitoring, the staff and the equipment in the NICU and more. App also provides information on premature babies.
The length of a NICU stay varies from baby to baby. This app is intended for families whose infant is born too soon and also for families with medically fragile babies. The NICU Thrive app is intended for educational purposes only and to help parents understand their NICU baby.
As always, please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns.