BabyBundles supports The Neonatal Trust
BabyBundles are manufacturers of quality merino clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. The company was created after Mia and Drew’s parent’s experience in the Wellington NICU. BabyBundles are great supporters of The Neonatal Trust and we are very excited to announce that we now have BabyBundles wraps, blankets and sleeping bags available to purchase on our website. 100% of the profits from the sale of these products goes to The Neonatal Trust.
Click here to see the BabyBundles products available for purchase.
The story behind BabyBundles creation
“It’s 26 degrees in the Wellington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). I’m in shorts and a t-shirt, and Drew (2.6kg on the right) is visiting his twin Mia (1.8kg on the left).
Mia is dressed in 3 woollen clothing layers and 3 woollen blankets. Underneath, she has an electric blanket that is on the minimum setting. Mia is only just maintaining her temperature at 37 degrees. Soon she will be able to go home. She just needs to get to 2kg in weight before being released from hospital.
When Mia is discharged, the head charge nurse stresses the importance of keeping her warm at home and the benefits of woollen clothing (especially merino).
I immediately rush down to The Fabric Warehouse and buy several metres of black merino, as no other colour is available. I rush to sew up some extra merino blankets and a small merino sleeping sack, just like the one used for premature babies in the Wellington NICU. Work done, we now have enough blankets and sleeping bags to keep them warm. But finding clothing to fit Mia in these early weeks will be a struggle.
Knowing that other parents will be finding it just as difficult finding affordable woollen clothing to fit their premature babies, the idea for BabyBundles was born. Through BabyBundles I can now help parents keep their precious little ones warm from birth to 12 years old with a great range of merino wraps, sleeping bags and clothing.”
BabyBundles continue to support the NICUs and The Neonatal Trust through supplying the Auckland and Wellington Trust shops with merino and through donating premature clothing made from offcuts. In 2014, BabyBundles donated over 100 merino items to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland – approx. $3,000 worth. It has also sent about 80 more items to the Trust Shops in Auckland and Wellington.
We are increibly grateful for BabyBundles support of The Neonatal Trust and are very excited to have their stock available for sale on our website. Direct links to the products are provided below: