Sunday, 13 January 2013

Helping Premmies

Over 6 years ago, I gave birth to twin boys prematurely. They were born at 29 weeks. 

Back then, there was no Facebook with support groups where you could enlist the advice of lots of other people who had 'been there, done that'. Thankfully these days those wonderful groups do exist and I am lucky enough to be part of one. It is a premmie support group. 

Not only do we support one and other, we also go above and beyond and make up beautiful little packs for new mums of premmie babies. These packs consist of 3 singlets, 3 sleepsuits, 3 outfits, 1 crochet blanket, 2 sensor blankets, 3 hats and a pair of mittens and booties. All of these items are size 00000/prem and donated or handmade. I joined the group and told my story and then saw that they were desperately low on stock for the packs so I piped up and said I could sew! I then became the chief sewer of the sensor blankets.

To begin with, I had no idea what they even were but soon got educated after lots of questions. They are used when premmies are in humidicribs. Mum and baby have one each. Mum puts hers down her top to collect her scent and baby hugs its one and then they swap. So important and so sweet!

So basically the sensor blankets are super easy to make. It's a double sided 30cmx30cm square. I make one side flannelette fabric and the other a soft cotton. Trouble is, I have so many to make and just not enough hours in the day. I have made over 30 so far but still have lots to make to keep in stock.
Here's a look at some so far...

Coming up soon is my little princesses 3rd birthday!!

Here is a sneak peak of the dress I am making her...

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and until next time...


  1. You are just the best Vicky. These little blankets are such a delightful idea. I can imagine that the Mum's of premmies will just love them.

  2. The little blanket looks great. I'm sure all premmies will love them.

    Love nanna