The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem has created NICU milestone cards to help parents celebrate small milestones and victories while their child is receiving care. This is our way of giving families and caregivers a sense of excitement and normalcy as they celebrate babies’ milestones and share them through photos.
Families are encouraged to keep the cards in their plastic bag at the bedside and to take home milestone cards after they are used to put into a memory box or scrapbook.
In addition to many typical milestones seen in the NICU, each family has blank cards to create and celebrate their own personal goals. Age, weight, and other cards are available from the medical team.
Each pack also offers information about the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms to help remind families to care for themselves.
We are happy to share our NICU milestone card templates with other Houses so you can replace our logo with your own Houses’ logo! Email Heather Rompel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on downloading the files or with questions.
We would love to hear how the program is implemented in other houses, please send photos to Heather!