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When is World Prematurity Day?

Premature baby health

World Prematurity Day is November 17th. Since 2011 World Prematurity Day has been observed on 17th November each year to raise awareness of premature birth and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide. 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and one million of these will not survive. Sadly, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under five. In the UK 1 in 13 babies is born preterm which accounts for about 60,000 babies. Preterm babies have an increased risk of long-term illness and disability, with the severity of the complications depending on how early the baby is...

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It’s World Prematurity Day on November 17th and Little Mouse is helping raise awareness and donating clothing to a neonatal ward.

Premature baby health

Since 2011 World Prematurity Day has been observed on 17th November each year to raise awareness of premature birth and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide. 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and one million of these will not survive. Sadly, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under five. Little Mouse is helping to raise awareness of World Prematurity Day and support parents of premature babies, with a competition to win £250 worth of our premature baby clothes and accessories. In the UK 1 in 13 babies is born preterm which accounts for about 60,000...

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Hip hip horray Fixoni is here!

There are some deliveries we just count down the days till they arrive, and Fixoni was one of those. This company are new to us and we met them at a big trade show in Cologne. They totally won us over with there range especially designed for premature babies, that is super high quality, made from organic cotton, and most importantly is GORGEOUS!! All of the vests and sleepsuits have a clever little slit in the side which means all the monitoring wires can be poked through. As a NICU nurse I know how useful this is, so was not...

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Should I buy organic cotton premature baby clothes?

Premature baby health

We sell a range of organic and non-organic cotton premature baby clothes. Whether you choose organic or non-organic cotton is a personal choice and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of organic cotton premature baby clothing Ideal for sensitive skin Babies have more sensitive skin, especially premature babies because their dermis, which is the last layer of skin, is not completely formed. Clothes made with 100% organic cotton, avoid the exposure of children to chemicals that can be responsible for allergies, itching and rashes (although this is rare). Better for the environment For environmentally conscious shoppers there's no doubt that...

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What is a premature baby layette set?

Premature baby clothing advice

A premature baby layette is a collection of clothing and accessories for a newborn premature child. The term "layette set" is commonly used in the United States to refer to sets of baby clothes and accessories. Expectant mothers or their friends and relatives once knitted a matching layette set, consisting of a blanket, hat, sweater and booties and older generations often carry on that tradition to the present day. But more often than not a layette set is now bought from a store and today "layette" is often used to identify a baby clothing section of a store.  A premature baby layette set is simply a layette set suitably...

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