Can parents spend the nite?? - page 2

Hi everyone, I hope this isn't a dumb question, but one of my co-worker's brand new baby nephew was born last Monday, but he was in distress because the cord was wrapped around his neck. :o ... Read More

  1. by   RainDreamer
    Yep, they can spend the night if they wish to do so. We don't have beds in the unit for them though, our unit is pretty packed and limited on space. The parents are able to stay all hours except for 1 hour at each shift change.
  2. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from wannabeL&D
    OK, but if you are sitting there for hours, most of the time your baby is sleeping, what else are you supposed to do? It is kind of hard *not* to observe your surroundings.
    There's no problem with observing your surroundings. But I think she was referring to the parents that are "too nosy".

    Most families are very understanding about privacy issues and they stay at their babies bedside, talk with the baby, read to the baby, sit quietly, etc. But there are some families, like Mimi mentioned, that are just too nosy. They are always looking at the other babies, always asking about what's going on with the other babies, etc. I hate when I have someone ask me about another baby and I have to remind them that we can't give out that information and to please stay at their baby's bedside.