25th October is Grandparents Day, thank you for the important and special role you play. In honour of Grandparents Day, we are celebrating the Grandparents of our miracles with some great news to share.
When a family travels the difficult journey of welcoming a premature or sick baby into the world, it isn’t just the parents or carers who are impacted. The whole family feels the reality and shares in the emotions of the experience. None more so than grandparents.
From this week, Miracle Babies NICU Survival Packs distributed to participating hospitals across Australia will include our new, special Grandparents support resources, as part of the ‘Proud Grandparents Project’. The ‘Proud Grandparent’s Project’ was launched in June this year and works to recognise the amazing role grandparents have in this journey.
The NICU Survival Pack aims to equip families with a baby currently in NICU or SCN to help them navigate and cope through this challenging and traumatic experience. The addition of these Grandparents resources will acknowledge the difficulties that grandparents also may face, including isolation, fear, helplessness, anxiety.
The resources include:
Watching your own child experience this entry to parenthood can be a difficult time.
Miracle Babies acknowledges the important role of grandparents in the NICU/ SCN journey, either as a grandparent, mentor or family friend supporting those that you love and care about and we here to support you too.
Advice and tips from grandparents who have travelled this journey: