6 7 As they arrived at the hospital, Dad told Amari, “Baby Jax is in a special room for babies who are born early or need more care from the doctors and nurses.” “Babies in this room are very fragile,” Mama added. (Tell) fragile—needs gentle care Use think-alouds: The special room is called a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Sometimes babies stay here when they need extra time to learn how to breathe and eat independently, which means by themselves.