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Helping Families Stay with ‘Little Angels’ in the NICU

Babies are like little angels. Once they arrive on earth, staying connected with them means everything to parents. When babies are born early or have health problems, it can be very stressful. At Baptist Health, making sure parents have meaningful connections with their babies, during these critical times, is a priority to us.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Baptist Health-Little Rock, provides some of the most advanced treatments with compassionate care for our tiniest patients. On any given day, there could be more than 60 babies in our NICU who may spend weeks, or even months with us, before going home.

This time of uncertainty is traumatic and with COVID-19 restrictions in place for hospital visitors, it can be emotionally devastating. During this pandemic, it is even more important to us to remove the communication barriers for parents and their families.Our philanthropic partners, Pampers and The Schmieding Foundation, have helped us provide nine Angel Eye Camera systems for our tiniest patients. Parents and their family members can see and speak to their babies 24 hours a day through live video streaming and direct, one-way audio, by logging into a secure account from their laptops, tablets or smartphones. We are thankful to Pampers and The Schmieding Foundation for helping families keep their “eyes” on their “little angels” from afar!

We still need 30 more Angel Eyes in our NICU. If you are able, we invite you to join our efforts to help families stay connected with their precious babies. A gift of any level has the power to help ease the stress of parents by allowing them to see their “angels” anytime of the day.

Click here to support The Baby Project’s efforts to keep parents close to their babies by donating today.