We supplied items for babies in 9 different hospitals this month and one local SAFE house. The following items were shipped...
176 pair of booties
39 clothing items
104 bibs/burp pads
117 stuffed animals
....for a total of 753 items!
All of the hospitals have been so appreciative of the items that we have sent. There is such a great need and the NICU staff are always so kind to us.
Just a note (FYI) we are starting to get more NICU staff that are notifying us that the stuffed animals cannot be used in the units. It seems that a medical study has shown that the animals cannot be sterilized and/or washed sufficiently to remove all bacteria from the stuffing in the animals. We will continue to ship the animals to the units that will use them as well as those who use them as take home goodies. But for those who are donating to your local hospitals..please check with the NICU staff about the animals.
October will be everyday items - baby prints etc. and for those who are working ahead ...you can begin to plan for Christmas.
Have a wonderful October all...and thank you all so much for sharing the love with the babies.