The Virtual Visit service is on a three-month trial, during which the infants go online for three 90-minute sessions a day.
The service launched by the hospital's department of neonatal medicine and Singapore Telecommunications was not intended to replace parental contact but to complement it, department head Yeo Cheo Lian said.
It 'supplements parental contact and allows other family members to bond with the baby and be involved in his care right from the beginning', Yeo said.
The service is free during the trial period. Once it is over, parents will likely be charged about 5 Singapore dollars ($US 3.12) a day to cover the maintenance of the cameras, Yeo said.