NICU Preemie Open Crib Bead
Your baby will progress from the incubator or radiant warmer to an open crib based on gestational age, weight, and your infant’s ability to regulate their own body temperature. Maintaining body temperature involves calories and oxygen.
The more energy your baby uses to keep warm, the less your baby will have for growing and healing. It’s not unusual for a baby’s weight gain to slow down, or for their weight to drop for a day or so during the weaning process to an open crib. It’s important to keep a close eye on your baby’s temperature during this transition period.
This bead represents this important and exciting milestone in the NICU.