Cot Side Beds For Parents

Which NICU are you based in? Exeter Neonatal Unit

In our neonatal unit, parents are invited to be with their baby 24/7.
They are accommodated within the unit in one of our parents bedrooms or next their baby on a camp bed.

Parents often report that leaving their baby is not good for their mental health. Now, many of the babies on the unit are never without a parent present caring for them or advocating for them.
This means parents can now offer comfort during any procedure, providing care and being a true partner in care.
They love being able to sleep next their baby. There is no pressure to do so but offered as a choice. As a result there is more skin to skin, more practicing at the breast and less anxiety at discharge as they simply ‘know’ their babies.







Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Did you know, a ventilator costs on average £25,000

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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