And more often than not? You don't have any time to prepare or learn about what your baby needs during this time. Here at Blooming Littles we aim to bridge the gap between the fact that nobody taught you how to do any of this, and the fact that there are simple and intentional actions you can take to feel more empowered as you walk alongside your baby throughout their stay in the NICU.
You can begin with something as simple as a hand hug.
You can give your baby comforting, intentional care that actually supports their brain development?
From how you speak to them or touch them, to the ways you comfort them during their care…you have a huge role to play!
Here at Blooming Littles, we believe every single baby was born to truly bloom. And even though that looks different for each baby in the NICU, we know you are uniquely equipped to help your baby bloom during this time. With that said, we know that hearing you have what it takes to handle this doesn’t mean you know what to do or how to do it.
Through our NICU-speciﬁc, infant care resources and step-by-step NICU parenting course, together you can walk from feeling helpless and out of place in the NICU all the way to feeling more in control of your baby’s experiences, plus nurture their development in a way that makes a difference.
“Really, thank you so much for giving me the tools to have a better and healthier NICU experience. I feel so much more prepared to be a part of his experience instead of just feeling helpless and watching from a distance.”
“Going through your content has completely validated many of ourexperiences and thoughts while living the NICU life!”
In 2020, as a new mama just back from maternity
leave, and a world shutting down for a pandemic, there was a question of
whether or not parents should be allowed in the
NICU. It was at that moment I knew that limiting a
parent’s access to their baby as they fought to grow
and heal in the NICU without offering an option for
parents to bond, connect and learn about their
babies was wrong, and against the family-centered
goals I hold dear as a neonatal occupational therapist. So, Blooming Littles was born to help bridge the gap.
Families are often thrust into the
experience of the NICU with little-to-no education
on how to do more than just endure a scary
Knowing that every interaction matters both medically and developmentally, I set out to begin educating parents in a way that gave them the tools they need to put their babies in the most positive position possible, no matter the circumstances. It’s then that they get to take back the role of primary caregiver in a situation that often makes that difficult or intimidating.
Parents are essential to the NICU experience. That's the catalyst that began Blooming Littles, and it’s the thread that runs through everything we do.
It can feel like time stands still while your baby is fighting to grow and develop in the NICU, no matter how many days on the calendar they’re actually there. Whether you’re on day 1 or day 100 of your NICU journey, we aim to give you what you need to care for your baby in a supportive and evidence-based way during this unique time.
We’ve got easy-to-digest, actionabletrainings as well as comprehensiveguides designed to give youevidence-based, hands-on tools tohelp you be the parent your babyneeds most while in the NICU.
Tired of piecing it together? We’ll take you step-by-step through your baby’s care with hands-on strategies to create calm + supportive NICU interactions. This program gives you quick, actionable info and keeps you off Google (finally!).
Neonatal training is rare in the therapist world. We empower you with strategies to help you feel confident in your ability to not just treat babies in the NICU, but truly care for them in a way that makes a big impact..