“The best thing about the step-down unit is that babies are housed in single cubicles that personalize the environment to meet their individual needs,” says Uday Devaskar, director of neonatology at UCLA. “It’s important to have a calm and controlled environment as parents learn to care for their babies. Once the door of a cubicle is closed, parents find themselves alone with their baby yet have professional help just a call away. "They can choose to stay with their babies for longer periods of time without interruptions or unwanted noise.”
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