BOOKS TO READ TO YOUR BABY AS THEY GROW
This is an engaging book for a child who was born prematurely, telling the tale of their earliest days in life in simple terms that kids can relate to.
I Was a Preemie Just Like You is a children's book created to celebrate the littlest bundles of joy. Colorful geometric illustrations and rhyming text reimagine the NICU experience as an amazing adventure, complete with space travel and a trip to the ocean floor. This book is perfect for preemies of any age, but was developed specifically for toddlers as an introduction to their own premature start.
This tells the inspirational stories of the world's most famous preemies, including our greatest scientists (Darwin, Einstein, Newton), artists (Pavlova, Picasso, Poitier, Wonder), Olympic champions (Rudolph) and world leaders (Churchill).
Jenné Johns, mom to a micro-preemie son, wrote, “Once Upon a Preemie” to motivate, encourage, and inspire parents whose children land in the NICU. She hopes this book uplifts families during the most fragile time of parenthood.
OTHER CHILDREN'S BOOKS THAT YOU MAY LIKE TO READ TO YOUR BABY
“Preemie the Explorer: The Little Rocket Who Took Off Too Soon” is designed to help children understand that being different and confronting social challenges, can be like a wild, exciting ride through space!
Fiona, the famous hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, was not expected to live, born prematurely at only 29 pounds. But her inspiring story of spunk and determination captured hearts around the world. Cheer on smart, sassy, and fearless Fiona as she defeats the odds and becomes a happy, healthy hippopotamus.
Small But Mighty is a beautifully illustrated children's book written specifically for a mother to read to her premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Follow her journey as she cares for her baby in the NICU, experiencing the joy, grief and unconditional love that comes with the birth of a preemie.
This is a book about pregnancy bed rest from a child’s perspective. Kids ask a lot of questions, and this mom answers them with optimism and excitement. She reassures her son that although things will be different for a little while, the two of them can have a lot of fun in the meantime!