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Mom reading to baby

Reading in the NICU and Beyond

There are many benefits associated with reading to babies, toddlers, and children.

The NICU is the perfect place to start reading to your baby. Here are some reasons:

  • Reading together helps parents and infants bond
  • Babies are soothed by the sound of their parents’ voices
  • Reading is a good way to pass time at the bedside and can be done even if your baby is in an isolette or is too medically fragile to be held.
  • Reading to your child from infancy helps develop positive feelings about reading.
  • The same benefits apply whether you are reading a picture book or chapter book, so pick a great book and start reading.

About Team NICU 101

About Team  NICU 101 CHKD is home to the region’s largest and most sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit, certified by the state as a subspecialty nursery. We provide intensive care for high-risk, critically-ill neonates and care for approximately 500 babies a year.

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