Friday, January 27, 2012

Flashback Friday - Calming

Jack at 9 weeks old, 32 weeks gestation

The nurses taught us many calming methods to soothe Jack while he was in the NICU. Since preemie skin is so sensitive, you don't want to disturb it with any stroking motion of your fingers. Instead, we would gently lay our hands on Jack, apply gentle pressure without movement, and speak to him in a very quiet voice. It seemed to work... until those pesky diaper changes!
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1 comment:

Ashley said...

Hand hugs! Close to the real thing but not close enough.