Bliss patient information leaflets:

Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.  They support parents, work directly with doctors and nurses and campaign to ensure the needs of babies and their families are always heard.

HIE (Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy) Information for Parents
About Neonatal Care
Skin-to-skin with your premature baby
Look at me - I'm talking to you
Little Bliss Magazine
Resuscitation Training

Tamba (Twins & Multiple Births Association) patient information leaflets:

Multiple Births - A Parents' Guide to Neonatal Care

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health patient information leaflets:

Your baby's care - Measuring standards and improving neonatal care

Public Health England patient information leaflets:

Screening tests for you and your baby

UNICEF patient information leaflets:

You and your baby
Caring for your baby at night - A Guide for Parents

SMA nutrition patient information leaflet:

Supporting your preterm and low birthweight baby's nutritional needs

Neonatal Data Analysis Unit:

Why your baby's data are important

Department of Health & Social Care:

Immunisations up to one year of age. For babies born on or after 1 January 2020

A quick guide to childhood immunisations for the parents of premature babies born on or after 1 January 2020

British Association of Perinatal Medicine:

COVID - 19 Resources
Leaflet for mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
Leaflet for parents / carers of newborns


The leaflets on this page are designed to provide information regarding your care. They can be downloaded, printed or read online.

Caring for your baby on the neonatal unit [pdf] 406KB

Eye care – parents guide [pdf] 99KB

Gentamicin therapy for babies [pdf] 93KB

Lumbar puncture [pdf] 125KB

Pain relief for babies [pdf] 120KB

Parents leaflet Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) [pdf] 153KB

PICC and central lines [pdf] 129KB

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) [pdf] 97KB

Tests and treatment for your baby’s jaundice [pdf] 137KB

Total parental nutrition (TPN) [pdf] 104KB

Welcome to the neonatal unit - Family Guide [pdf] 3MB

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