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What Makes Premature Babies Special?

Babies born before 37 weeks are called ‘premature’ or ‘preterm’ babies. And we’re quite aware that the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk is of health problems.

My baby wasn’t born prematurely, but I believe preemie babies are special because they are fighters. Babies born early have their own set of challenges to face. And if you’re parenting a preemie, you’ll need specialized information & assistance on your baby’s health, development, feeding, and care. And just like your baby, you too must be the strongest fighter you’ve ever been in your life.

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Some parts of a baby’s development will not have been finished when born too soon, which means they won’t be ready for life outside their mom’s womb. It’s great that medical technology has made it possible for preemies to survive the first few days, weeks or months of life until they are strong enough to make it on their own.

In line to this, I was fortunate to be part of an intimate discussion on premature birth in the country hosted by Pampers Philippines.

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Millennial Moms PH represent!

This mommy is an angel sent from heaven to me for my motherhood journey! ❤

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Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines President, Ms. Bambi Borneo had a brief talk about preventing a preterm birth and some guidelines to ensure baby’s health and development. SIDE COMMENT: Ms. Bambi has been a cool and humorous speaker. No dull second during her talk!

What do you think is the answer to this question?

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Mine was letter C. So I was kind of surprised to know that you have to dry the baby first. Then there’s this 2nd question:

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I thought I’d instantly feed my baby when she cries, but I was even more surprised that I’d have to check the diaper first! Realizing now that choosing a good diaper for my baby is essential.

What more for preemies!

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Preemie babies are special because the world’s leading diaper brand- Pampers launched a diaper made with the softest, driest and best quality materials specially for them! This new product is perfectly fit for preemies’ sensitive and fragile skin. Because truly, changing their diaper is one seemingly mundane element in the care of preterm babies that covers both their emotional and functional needs.

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Ysha when shopping for her diaper.

My mommy friend Thea, says, “I think preemie babies are amazing because they were born weeks or months early yet they still manage to thrive. In my son’s case, he was born at 31 weeks. He is now 20 months old and meets or exceeds all the milestones for his age. While pregnancy is challenging for most moms, I think moms of preemies go through extra challenges that make the journey to motherhood extra special.”

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Mommy Thea and her 2-day old baby boy in NICU ❤

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Break: Can I just say that these sweets served by Shangri-la at the Fort during the discussion got two thumbs up from me and mommy Dette? 😀

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Pampers‘ Assistant Brand Manager, Troy Bautista, said that they hope to make a difference in the lives of medical practitioners, parents and babies by creating awareness, providing information, and revolutionizing products.

 

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I say this is just so cute!

What’s special about this new product?

Smaller

Softer

Fit 

Though they are still working out how to bring it in the country asap. As of now, they’re giving out samples to hospitals to assist on the special needs of premature babies in the NICU.

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Pampers have been a trusted diaper brand for more than 50 years and is worn by 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world. No wonder it’s the #1 selling diaper worldwide!

 

Glad to have trusted my Ysha’s delicate skin with it from the start. To learn more about Pampers products, visit www.pampers.com 🙂

Also watch the inspiring video of Pampers about preemies here!

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With mommy Dette, Sir Troy of Pampers, and Ms. Bambi of MCNAP 🙂

Premature babies are special because in spite of their lack of stay inside their mommies’ womb that caused them to be very delicate, they are still God’s special gift to their parents and He has blessed them enough to survive in the outside world and experience the warm love of their family.

I’d love to hear inspiring stories of preemie babies! I appreciate if you’d share them on the comments. ❤

Love,

Momma Nish

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