Having a baby in a neonatal unit can make the usual activities of being a parent difficult, such as playing, touching and cuddling your baby. These activities, however, play a vital role in your baby’s development and there are always ways in which you can interact with your baby regardless of how premature or sick they are. Comfort holding, kangaroo care and talking/singing to your baby are always possible. Information about these and other ways of interacting with your baby, can be provided by your baby’s nurse and are available in leaflets from the charities such as Bliss. When your baby starts to get stronger, toys and games are a great way to encourage development and build relationships.