Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

Huggies Launches New Nano Preemie Diaper

This month Huggies® launched their smallest diaper yet, the Little Snugglers Nano Preemie diaper, designed to fit micro preemies weighing under two pounds. Develoed in partnership with NICU nurses as a part of Huggies’® No Baby Unhugged program, the diaper is designed especially to protect the delicate and sometimes paper-thin skin of micro preemies. It’s smaller […]

How a Bump on the Head Led to a Great Idea: The NICU Now Podcast is Here!

A recent article in The Times theorized that if English philosopher, political economist and civil servant John Stuart Mill were around today, “his father would have dosed him not with Thucydides and Plato, but with podcasts.”1 Why? Because while the rest of the internet entertains with cat videos and fake news, the podcast is “unashamedly, almost […]

Podcast Campaign Update! Have You Contributed Yet?

PODCAST CAMPAIGN UPDATE! To date, nearly $7,000 has been raised, which means we are 35% closer to making our Audio Support Series (podcast) a reality. Thank you to those who have donated and/or shared our campaign! If you haven’t, there’s still time to get in on this project’s success. Donate $10 at crowdrise.com/handtoholdpodcast. [Read more]

Can You Hear Us? Hand to Hold’s Podcast Campaign Starts Today!

Today we are launching an important two-week campaign to fund our innovative support-based PODCAST for NICU families! Our podcast will eliminate the many physical and emotional barriers parents face in accessing and receiving support. Read more to find out why this endeavor is a valuable addition to the family-friendly support programs Hand to Hold offers.

For weeks after my son’s preterm birth at 24 weeks gestation, I sat by his bedside and desperately tried to see past the tubes and wires that engulfed his tiny body. I could barely see his face because of the respirator tube and tape used to hold it in place. I was told I needed to bond with my baby. But how was I supposed to bond with a baby I could not hold, feed or bathe? I knew the possible implications of allowing myself to bond with a baby that may not survive. [Read more]

Changes Coming to Preemie Babies 101!

Changes are coming soon here at Preemie Babies 101, and we could not be more excited!

Since it’s inception in 2009, Preemie Babies 101 has come a long way. Transforming from an informative blog run by one dedicated mom to now a collaborative site with over 30 contributors, Preemie Babies 101 will soon be changing once more, but the good news is it will be seamless for you, the reader!

In the coming months, Preemie Babies 101 will become Hand to Hold: NICU Family Voices. Read on to take a sneak peek at our new look and find out how you can continue to keep up with us! [Read more]