The purpose of the ToP program is to promote the development of the premature child and the well-being of the preterm and his parents after discharge from the hospital. These are babies that are born for 32 weeks or with a birth weight less than 1500 grams.
Changing, feeding, cuddling, playing, or walking in the stroller are ordinary daily activities. But sometimes these ordinary things can give children who are born early more information than they can at that moment. It is therefore often the case that premature infants are more likely to be scared or more difficult to comfort than babies born on time. It is also possible that they have more trouble to make contact, or to hold their attention.