Taking a Prem Baby Home?

(6 Posts)
FraggleRock77 Fri 22-Nov-13 14:00:32

I've posted in the prem section three times now and while trying not to jinx our little boys progress, we may be heading home next Wk.
Our boy will hopefully be demand BF with no breathing issues or any other medical complications.
Any tips/information/obvious stuff about taking a prem baby home that they don't tell you or is different from a term baby. I am a first time Mum too. Thanks in advance x

BackforGood Fri 22-Nov-13 14:16:36

Aw - I have no experience with Prem babies first coming home, but I didn't want it to go unanswered for a 4th time sad. Hopefully this will bump your post for someone who knows more smile

katieelh Fri 22-Nov-13 14:27:46

Well when I brought my twins home, the nurses told me to treat then like any other baby and still take them to mums and tots etc with my 2 year old, which resulted in them both being readmitted with the rsv virus so I would say don't listen to all the 'expert'advice!

No specific prem advice really, just enjoy them- it is a fantastic feeling finally being able to bring them home.

FraggleRock77 Fri 22-Nov-13 14:48:59

Thank you BfG and Kat x

BackforGood Fri 22-Nov-13 14:51:48

Another thing you might have to do, is allow lots of extra time when you go out anywhere (to the shops or whatever), because everyone will be stopping you to admire him and say how gorgeous he is wink

YouAreMyRain Fri 22-Nov-13 18:05:40

My prem baby was home for seven days then back in hospital in HDU for five due to bronchiolitis, beware the nasty bugs this time of year or demand vaccination first.

Also what a pp said, my weekly food shop takes twice as long as I am stopped by admirers every few steps grin

Get an angel care monitor if you are paranoid about apnoeas (like me blush) and daren't sleep

Good luck xxx

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