For the Brothers and Sisters of NICU Babies
A NICU stay affects the whole family. Like parents, siblings need support, encouragement and information to navigate through these challenging circumstances. Hand to Hold offers unique resources for kids no matter what their age or developmental level is. For more resources like this visit www.handtohold.org/support/sibling-support/
Sibling Sundaes Keeps Families Together - "Hand to Hold partners with St. David's to hold Sibling Sundaes once a month. It's a godsend for parents pulled in different directions when a pre-mature baby comes. The program teaches their other children all about preemies -- why they need around the clock care -- and how to handle them. It's a way to make the entire family feel whole again before the new arrival is ready to head home for good." #NICU
Siblings In A Special Needs Family: When Kim Hanna's daughter Zoe, 6, was asked what she thought about her 3-year-old sister having Down syndrome, her response was simple. "Jade doesn't know how to be a kid with Down syndrome. She just knows how to be awesome."