NICU Heroes Episode 18: The Benefits of Reading Aloud in the NICU

NICU Heroes podcast

Guest: Guest: Dawn Yu Renwick, NICU Nurse, Author/ Illustrator of Dog Coats

In this episode:

  • What are the benefits of reading aloud in the NICU for your baby?
  • How does reading aloud to your baby in the NICU benefit you as a parent?
  • As a NICU parent, how do I overcome the intimidation of reading aloud in the NICU?

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This episode is not eligible for CEUs. 

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