Our first ever Mother's Day is finally going ahead in 2020 after Covid shut down our inaugural plans in 2020.
We are doing our inaugural Father's Day Bags in 2020. They will be full of men's luxe toiltetries, snacks, preemie gifts and a Dad book.
2020 NICU Cheer Mother's Day Gift-bags. Sadly this delivery was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Our third annual delivery went out to every cot in three of Melbourne's biggest NICUs on Christmas Day 2019.
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:
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!