The NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), for obvious reasons, has strict rules about cleanliness and germs. Premature and sick infants have weak immune systems and it’s really important to keep them safe.
As foster parents, my husband and I recently had the experience of bringing a preemie home from the NICU. Our tiny baby boy spent his first two weeks of life in the hospital hooked up to several monitors and tubes. With everything he had already gone through, we wanted to make sure to steer free of chemicals and use 100% natural products on his skin.