Hand to Hold’s Store for Educational Resources

Thanks for visiting Hand to Hold’s online store for educational resources to support the families in your care. Hand to Hold is a national non-profit organization based in Austin, TX, that provides navigation resources and support services to NICU parents.

Hand to Hold knows that the premature birth of a baby, a baby born with special health care needs or the loss of a baby affects the lives of all family members. Like parents, siblings need support, encouragement and information. So Hand to Hold has created resources to meet these needs.

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Sample Pack
Sample Pack
The Sample Pack includes one of each item listed in our store with the exception of the Sibling Kit. See full descriptions of each item below.
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NICU Graduate Handbook
NICU Graduate Handbook
The NICU Graduate Handbook is a post-discharge guide for NICU parents. It will educate parents about their baby’s unique developmental and health care needs, giving them the tools and information they need to partner with their therapists and health care providers to ensure the best outcome for their baby. From information about protecting their NICU Graduate from common respiratory viruses, to tips for navigating the health care system and tracking their baby’s developmental milestones, the NICU Graduate Handbook will empower parents to be their baby’s best advocate. This 32-page handbook is available in English and Spanish in packages of 10.
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Navigating the NICU
Navigating the NICU
Navigating the NICU was designed to provide information for families to help manage their NICU stay. From bonding with your baby, becoming a confident care giver and communicating with your care team this handbook will guide you throughout your NICU journey. Available in packages of 10.
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Siblings Are Special Activity Book
Siblings Are Special Activity Book
The Siblings Are Special activity book is thoughtfully-designed and age-appropriate. It not only provides siblings with some coloring pages and fun activities to do while visiting the NICU, it also gives families the tools they need to talk to siblings about the NICU and prepare their family for the transition home. This 8-page booklet is available in both English and Spanish in packages of 25.
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Resource Article:  Grieving Together as a Family
Resource Article:  Grieving Together as a Family
The death of an infant isn’t just devastating for the parents, it affects the entire family unit. This resource addresses the need for an inclusive approach to family bereavement support. It includes information on talking to grieving siblings in age-appropriate, supportive ways and acknowledges the special grief. This single-sheet handout is available in English and Spanish in packages of 25. 
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Resource Article:  Finding a Balance Between NICU and Home
Resource Article:  Finding a Balance Between NICU and Home
When parents are admitted to the NICU everything changes. Daily routines and obligations are replaced by the new demands of being a NICU parent. Parents would like nothing more than to be with their babies all the time. But they soon realize the life outside the NICU is going on without them and that there are pressures to get back to “normal.” This handout gives advice on how to deal with these competing pressures while still taking care of yourself and your family. This single-sheet handout is available in English and Spanish in packages of 25.
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Resource Article:  I'm Special Too: Ways to Help Siblings Feel Important
Resource Article: I'm Special Too: Ways to Help Siblings Feel Important
When a baby is hospitalized, the whole family is affected including big sisters and brothers. Sometimes older siblings feel neglected as mom and dad make frequent visits to the hospital. Keeping the lines of communication open and letting them know what is going on - in a way that is appropriate for their age - helps siblings feel included and accept the situation. This article also gives practical tips for involving older siblings in the new baby’s care. This single sheet handout is available in English and Spanish in packages of 25.
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Resource Article:  Answering Your Children's Questions about a Baby in the NICU
Resource Article: Answering Your Children's Questions about a Baby in the NICU
A NICU stay impacts the whole family. Siblings need information about their baby brother and sister in the NICU that is reliable and age-appropriate. This article shares how to answer difficult and complicated questions about the baby’s health so that siblings have the information they need to feel included, supported, and less fearful. This single-sheet handout is available in English and Spanish in packages of 25.
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Sibling Sundaes - Support Group Kit
Sibling Sundaes - Support Group Kit
Sibling Sundaes is a support group curriculum designed specifically for siblings of NICU infants. Your attendees will learn about why their baby is in the NICU, get hands-on introduction to medical equipment used to keep their baby healthy and safe, make a special craft for their baby and enjoy an ice cream treat. Use Sibling Sundaes to expand your educational offerings to advance your NICU families' experience and understanding. This curriculum is optimal for siblings that are 2 to 10 years old but can be modified to include older siblings. The kit includes everything you need to get started, including the step-by-step guidebook, a preemie doll, a pod-type doll, activity pages for the children, and resource pages for handouts.
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You Are Not Alone Postcards
You Are Not Alone Postcards
This package of 25 postcards highlights Hand to Hold's free family-centered support services available to NICU families and how the organization can connect families with Hand to Hold's community of NICU and bereaved families. Maximum of two per order.
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Empower families to care for their youngest members. Order resources for your NICU today. We accept credit card payments via PayPal. You do not need a paypal account to use your credit card. You can expect your order to arrive within 1-2 weeks depending on the shipping option you chose.  If you need to pay by purchase order, contact contessa [at] handtohold [dot] org.

For more information about Hand to Hold’s national peer-to-peer support program, educational materials and hospital-based support, please contact Contessa Weinheimer at contessa [at] handtohold [dot] org.

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