Preparing to take your baby home from the newborn intensive or special care nursery is an incredibly exciting time, but many parents also feel anxious about caring for their baby by themselves for the first time, without the nurses and doctors there to answer questions.
We understand that parents and family members of babies needing specialist neonatal care after birth have unique education needs to enable them to care for their babies with confidence post discharge home.
Associate Professor Rose Boland developed the Baby Safe Program for Preterm Babies to provide parents and grandparents with the latest evidence-based guidance on safe sleeping for preterm infants, recognising signs of serious illness in young babies, knowing when and where to seek professional help and how to provide essential first aid in a baby emergency.
Our Baby Safe Programs for Preterm Babies are designed to cover the essentials of baby safety, without being too overwhelming or too technical.
In this class, you will learn:
- How to create a safe sleep environment for preterm baby from birth to one year of corrected age to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) including SIDS
- Sleep practices that need to change once baby is discharged home from
- Bedding and bedding amount
- Avoiding thermal stress (over-heating)
- Dressing baby for sleep
- Safe cot
- Breastfeeding or providing breast milk
- Car travel - car capsules and seats for preterm and low birth weight babies
- Use of baby slings and carriers
- Unsafe nursery products for babies
This class has been specially designed for parents and families of babies born preterm or sick, who are transitioning from the Neonatal Intensive and/or Special Care Nursery to home.
The focus is on safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
In this class, A/Professor Rose Boland will outline and explain important changes that need to be made when transitioning from the nursery to home, to ensure your baby is in a safe sleep environment every time they are placed down for a sleep.
Cost: (Inclusive of 10% GST)
$75 for a couple
$50 for a single attendee
This class will be held via zoom, live and interactive with Dr Rose. You will be able to ask questions throughout the class.
The class is 2 hours in length.
This E-learning program is designed to assist you to create a safe sleep environment for your baby for the first year of life. It outlines and explains important changes you need to make when transitioning from the newborn intensive or special care nursery to home to ensure your baby is in a safe environment every time they are placed down for a sleep.
- 55 lessons
- Two videos
- Resources for preterm and sick babies
The videos cover:
- Safe sleeping to reduce the risk of SUDI
- Safe wrapping (swaddling)
- Use of a safe sleeping bag
Australia’s foremost charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of premature or sick babies
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. Every year in Australia, 48,000 babies are born premature or sick, requiring the specialised care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). The experience of having a baby born premature or sick can be life-changing and it affects the entire family unit.
If you have had a baby born premature or sick and are in need of support, visit the Miracle Babies website for more information on family support services, or call the Miracle Babies Nurture Line (24 hour family support helpline) on 1300 622 243 (1300MBABIES)
If you would like to support the work of the Miracle Babies Foundation, please book the Safe Sleeping class and/or the Safe Sleeping e-learning package from the Miracle Babies online shop. Precious Care will donate 10% of the cost to the Miracle Babies Foundation.