Christmas is a tough time for families of a baby that’s on the NICU or SCBU; no one dreams of spending their little one’s first Christmas in hospital. What’s more if baby is particularly poorly it can be a really challenging time.
The medical team will do their best to provide some festive cheer and support these families over this period, and we want to do our bit too.
Of course a christmas outfit for a premature baby isn’t going to make a big difference, but every little helps, and parents of premature babies often tell us that just being able to dress their baby like other parents can helps them feel more ‘normal’ and reduces stress a little.
So if you’re considering buying premature baby christmas clothes as a gift, stop considering it, and do it! :)
Families of babies on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and specialist care unit (SCBU) love receiving gifts and cards, especially at Christmas time. It helps them know that people care and that their little baby is being celebrated. A very premature baby may be poorly, and sadly not all will make it, but don’t wait to send a Christmas card or New Baby card ‘just in case’.
Be considerate with what you write in a card for parents of a premature baby, but don’t hesitate in sending one along with a gift. It can really make a difference to their day.
Our premature baby Christmas clothes and outfits include:
- Christmas red premature baby dress
- Premature baby santa hat
- Premature baby elf hat
- ‘My First Christmas’ design premature baby sleepsuit and hat set
- Pink snow pattern incubator vest and mittens outfit
- Christmas red incubator vest (can be paired with santa hat or elf hat)
- Christmas red premature baby dress and santa hat set
Our xmas clothing outfits for premature babies come in sizes 1.5lb-3lb and 3lb-5lb, so even the smallest of babies can look super-cute and festive. What’s more this clothing is easy-access style, accomodating any tubes or wires baby may be connected to.
This clothing isn’t your typical fancy dress quality ‘made in China’. This is 100% cotton and handmade in North America, so it really is superior quality and suitable for premature babies.
It’s of course vital to get advice from a neonatal nurse when it comes to dressing a very small and/or poorly premature baby.