Your baby's best defense against getting sick is good hand washing. Babies have very little resistance to infection, so we're very careful about protecting them from exposure. It’s important that everyone remove all rings and watches, and then wash their hands and arms (to the elbows) before they touch your baby. You should wash your hands for two minutes at the beginning of each visit. Each time you leave your baby's bedside and come back, you should wash your hands for 15 seconds or use the hand sanitizer that’s provided. Be sure your baby's visitors wash as well.
Fuzzy toys, stuffed animals and balloons are not permitted. Socks, booties, hats, drawings from siblings and photographs are welcome. Please be aware that while every effort is made to protect personal items, they could be lost or broken. Heirlooms and breakable items are discouraged. Names should be written with a permanent marker on clothing tags.