I added a few novelties into each bag, but will make sure that everyone is made aware that these bags are not suitable for children under 36 months because of this.
A matching ribbon finished each bag off perfectly ….
…… with left over foil stickers put on the bag of the bags which made them look really “professional”!
To provide the hospital Olivia was born in, with boxes that shall contain special items for parents of children born under 24 weeks. These will include, inkless wipes (to gain hand and footprints), a birth certificate (something not provided to babies under 24 weeks), a blanket and teddy (something the hospital will not provide unless donated) and other items we think will bring comfort.
Olivia's birth was a sudden shock. We had no clothes prepared for her. If someone had not donated to the hospital, we would have had our daughter presented to us, naked, in a medical tray (which looks very akin to a cat litter tray). No child should suffer indignity. No parent should be helpless in a time of distress.
We would give anything to turn back the time and have her foot and handprints. This service is offered, through charity sponsorship, in a lot of hospitals - but not in ours! Those prints would mean everything to us - we never want anyone to be denied that chance again.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital offers a whole array of services to create keepsakes for Babies born over 24 weeks, but nothing to under. We want to change that. NO family should leave a labour ward empty handed.”