We understand that it is important that siblings share in the joy of their new brother or sister, but with that can come certain risks. Children can carry illnesses, especially chicken pox, with no awareness. We ask parents to use extreme caution when bringing siblings to the NICU and please never leave them unattended in the lobby area. Siblings will not be able to touch or hold your NICU baby while your baby is hospitalized, due to the risk of infection spreading from your older child to your NICU baby. Talk to the Social Worker, Parent Care Coordinator or your baby's doctor if you have any questions.