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A Team for NICU FamiliesCook Children's

NICU education

All newborns are delicate, but NICU babies can have special needs, both during their stay and when they go home.

We offer a variety of classes to help you care for and bond with your baby while you are in the NICU. We also have classes to prepare you for your homecoming. So you can trust that long after your newborn goes home from the Cook Children's NICU, we're there for you.

NICU Infant Touch and Massage Class

Touch can be a very important contributor to an NICU infant's recovery. The NICU Infant Touch and Massage Class meets weekly to train parents of NICU babies. Please check with the unit secretary for the weekly schedule and/or sign-up on the dry-erase board located in the progressive unit.

NICU babies and stress

Our all single NICU suites are designed to reduce stress on our tiny patients. To help ensure that these delicate babies are as stress-free as possible, here are a few things you can do as a parent to help your baby relax and grow:

NICU Safe Beginnings Class

It is an exciting and nervous time when your baby finally gets to leave the NICU and go home. To help ease the transition, this class is to assist you in providing a safer environment for your baby. It includes CPR, car seat safety, SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), and shaken baby syndrome. Classes are offered 3 times each week. Check with your unit nurse for scheduling or questions.


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