Discharging From the NICU

NICU Transition Care Guide

Download our Journey to Home Guide (PDF), a resource created by parents for famillies graduating from Lurie Children's NICU. The guide is meant to be a helpful resource for families with longer-term NICU stays, or children who require medical support after discharge from the hospital. 

Taking Your Baby Home on Medical Equipment

Download a resource (PDF) created by the March of Dimes that answers questions including:

  • What type of equipment and supplies might my baby need at home?
  • How can you get ready to bring your baby home on medical equipment while he's still in the NICU?
  • What can you do to plan for your baby's discharge day?
  • How can I manage my baby's care at home?

Resource Videos

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a helpful series of five videos about caring for your baby (also available in Spanish):