Top 5 rated articles
Long distance relationship advice - is he worth it?
10 fantasies you can do tonight
Make up bag detox
Red alert! Celebrities with red hair
My baby won't sleep: Tips for tough nights
Caring for premature babies
Article in images







How long for?

 
How long for?

It depends on how premature your baby is, and how quickly he/she develops.

Premature babies usually remain in the incubator for about a week.

They are weighed every morning and depending on weight gain they are then placed in an ordinary cot in a neonatal unit (though they are kept apart from others because of the increased risk of infection.) 

The baby should be ‘stuffed’( for want of a more elegant turn of phrase!) as much as possible with supplements and milk to boost his/her growth. Usually when the baby weighs 2 kilos you can take him/her home.




  
  

Sarah Horrocks
03/21/2009
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Caring for premature babies
Don't miss...
Gift guide for every man in your life7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friends
Monday To Sunday: Quotes To Get You Through The WeekTrend Round Up: Spring 2015 Fashion Trends
Latest… 24/10/2014
Parenting News
Guides
Videos
19 Hilarious Dad Jokes That Are Too Cringey For Their Own Good
The Parenting Lie: What You Envision vs. What Actually Happens
Elimination Communication: How To Potty Train Your Baby Before They Can Even Talk!
What Every Woman Needs To Know About Silent Or Missed Miscarriages
All Parenting news
Traveling while pregnant
Everything You Need To Know About Your Water Breaking
A Difficult Mother Daughter Relationship?
Water birth: Is it right for you?
See all Parenting guides
First Aid For Parents - could you save your child's life?
See all Parenting videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...