To bring cheer to the NICU

Gifts for NICU families + staff

Volunteer, sew, promote, or Donate

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Snuggle hearts keep parent and baby bonded when they're separated due to a NICU stay. The scent bonding improves both the parent and the babies stress levels and are really simple to use: a parent wears one heart down their top to pick up their scent & the other is placed on, under or near their baby in their NICU cot. The Snuggle Hearts are then swapped back and forth so that parent & baby can always smell each other even when apart.

NICU Cheer now includes a pair of Snuggle Hearts in every gift-bag for families of premature/sick babies so with a total of 250 bags donated to Melbourne's five tertiary level NICUs each year we need a minimum of 2000 hearts to make up1000 pairs.

 

The Snuggle Hearts are very simple to make even with the most basic sewing skills and can be done by hand or machine. If you'd like to sew and donate some hearts please click below for the 1 page template  ♥️  We also have a private Facebook group just for those sewing Snuggle Hearts for NICU Cheer. You can find it at:

www.facebook.com/groups/1146471515781230/

 

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I am so proud + very excited to say that we’ve finalised taking on our 5th hospital - The Joan Kirner Women's & Children's Hospital based in Sunshine Victoria which is the last of the NICUs in Melbourne, so now all Melbourne NICUs will receive our NICU Cheer gift deliveries on special days throughout the year.

 

With the 27 cots at JK added to our existing hospitals, this Christmas we will donating a total of 250 very large gift-bags full of goodies for parents of premature/sick babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) across all of greater Melbourne!

Now donating to 5 NICUs!!!
Pinchapoo

Pinchapoo

Pinchapoo collect + then distribute vital toiletries + sanitary items for those in need. They supply all of the luxe toiletries for our families + NICU staff hampers.

Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House Australia came to my rescue in 2020 when we fell very short in Christmas book donations sending us a big delivery so that every family can receive a new Christmas book to read in the NICU and treasure for years to come.

Officeworks

Officeworks

Officeworks is Australia's largest supplier of office + stationery products. The Bundoora store generously donates our printing costs for Milestone Cards, NICU posters, bag labels, cards + more.

Underworks

Underworks

Family owned since their inception in 1999, Underworks has been designing, developing and innovating in the sock space since day one. They donate socks for our Father's Day bags.

Chloe & Zoe Patisseries

Chloe & Zoe Patisseries

I first found C&Z when they made my stunning & absolutely delicious 40th Bday Cookie Cake. They now generously donate cookies for our NICU bags.

Tradie Workwear

Tradie Workwear

The Aussiest brand ever, TRADIE has become an iconic Aussie brand that is loved across the nation. Starting with underwear, TRADIE has now expanded it's brand to cater for the whole family...

Kellie & Abbie

Kellie & Abbie

Two teenage sister making beautiful products. They generously donated to ur 2020 Christmas bags.

Earlybirds

Earlybirds

Earlybirds sell a premium range of premature organic baby clothing designed for babies in NICU. They generously donate 100s of premature outfits for our NICU families.

Monkey Wrench Studio

Monkey Wrench Studio

Monkey Wrench is a dynamic design, print and logistics company who help clients from the idea stage right up to destination. We are so grateful for their generous help with our printing for our Easter bags answering our distress call immediately.

Bodhi + Friends

Bodhi + Friends

Bodhi & Friends sell beautiful candles. It was founded in 2021 by a mother experiencing grief after the loss of her first born child. It was started as a way to raise awareness, create a community and provide support to parents going through a tough time. They sell out quickly so keep checking back for new stock.

Meaghan, Scouts Australia

Meaghan, Scouts Australia

David Hughes & Holly Ife

David Hughes & Holly Ife

The lovely Dave + Holly have donated 113 copies of their Dad book to go into our Father's Day gift-bags for parents of premature/sick babies in neonatal intensive care units.

UrbanBar Design

UrbanBar Design

Delfina

Delfina

Delfina Sport is a custom swimwear company owned + run by aquatic professionals who have all competed internationally. Delfina donated 500 masks to NICU Cheer for NICU families during 2020's pandemic.

Nelson Alexander Real Estate

Nelson Alexander Real Estate

The Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation was established in 2005 to provide a platform for staff participation in community service. In 2020 they donated $1000 towards our Father's Day bags.

Bundoora Scouts Group

Bundoora Scouts Group

Our local community Scouts group has been absolutely wonderful with their help. To sign up your kids today see their Facebook page.

Every Tiny Thing

Every Tiny Thing

Every Tiny Thing creates specialty NICU gifts that bring joy to families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Every year they donate their NICU Cheer family poster for our bags.

Lummi

Lummi

Lummi sleepwear offers a range of gender-neutral, organic, black & white baby clothes and sleepwear ready to be gifted + worn by any newborn and baby. Their donated outfits are given to families in need of some extra care.

Miracle Mumma

Miracle Mumma

Created by a NICU mum, Miracle Mumma sell beautiful premature baby milestone cards, clothing + keepsakes. In 2020 they have donated their beautiful NICU Milestone cards for our bags.

Bidibots

Bidibots

Bidibots provide quality paediatric + neonatal products into hospitals for the improvement of quality of care for our most vunerable children. They donate Premmie nappies that are gifted to families as a keepsake.

Big Wet

Big Wet

Big Wet Spring Water jumped in without hesitation to help us when we needed sterile boxes in 2019. In 2020 they have again supplied us with the boxes we need to safely transport our bags into the hospitals.

Three Little Tots

Three Little Tots

Three Little Tots made the original No touching baby signs + carseat covers to hang on car seat or strollers. They have supported us since we began + we couldn't be prouder to partner with them.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste spray gives dull, lifeless hair the makeover that it deserves without water. It's a NICU mumma's must-have product + Batiste without hesitation generously donated their cans for inclusion in our bags.

Bliss Bouquets Melbourne

Bliss Bouquets Melbourne

Bliss Bouquets use local fresh ingredients to compliment their delicious bouquets of chocolates, sweets, snacks, drinks (custom orders) + savoury options too. They donate beautiful Lindt bouquets that we gift to the hardworking NICU staff.

In Charge Box

In Charge Box

A stylish lockable steel tech charging station that charges up to 10 of your devices at once. In Charge Box donated fingernail polish bottles for NICU mums to treat themselves to a little pick-me-up pop of colour.

Just Adorable

Just Adorable

Just adorable create unique outfits for fashionable little ones. The owner + designer is a NICU grandmother so she knows what these families are going through.

TLP Creative

TLP Creative

TLP Creative design beautiful decals for everything from shirts to cars, bottles to chalkboards + in 2019 donated our car stickers + iron shirt decals.

Khatija Possum Art

Khatija Possum Art

Khatija + her son John "Possum" was our NICU neighbour. She creates beautiful artworks detailing the stories + history of her Aboriginal culture. Her painting "Grandmothers Country" was our card cover for 2019.

Cadbury Australia

Cadbury Australia

Chocolates for the whole family. Although bound by strict policies the charity arm of Cadbury went above + beyond to help us access bulk chocolate at staff prices for our NICU Cheer bags.

Halycon Nights

Halycon Nights

Halcyon Nights invigorates kids’ creativity and takes parents back to a time when everything was fresh, colourful and new with their unique bedding + clothing range.

Ultimately Natural

Ultimately Natural

All natural, delicious protein smoothies + super foods to power your performance naturally.

Premmie Milestone Cards

Premmie Milestone Cards

Until they closed Premmie Milestone cards supplied us with the NICU specific milestone cards for our first 3 years of bags. We thank the girls + wish them all the best.

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