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Happy Social Play - New support resource

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce a new support resource Happy Social Play. Happy social play has an essential role in building self-esteem, confidence, creativity, imagination, language, problem solving skills and knowledge of the world

Neonatal November 2019

In 2017 we softly launched 'Neonatal November'.  One of the key drivers for this was to have a wider period of time to raise awarness of neonatal journeys. 

In addition, we were conscious that there are many full-term neonatal journeys each year (ie the full-term babies with health issues and/or complications) and we wanted to widen beyond World Prematurity Day on November 17th.  All babies needing an extra hand are cared for by the caring, patient and kind staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs). 

A Fathers Day pick me up!

Fathers day is a special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 1st September 2019, their memories will be different to most.   

Giving 1 percent

One Percent Collective Founder, Pat Shepard was recently interviewed by Stuff in regards to New Zealand's philanthropic culture "We go with the ethos that everyone should be doing something to make this a better place," he says.

 

Ava's birth story - 34wks

I am writing Ava’s story on this, her 9th birthday. It’s hard to believe it was 9 years ago that our little girl came into the world at 34 weeks and 2 days weighing 2100g.

Activity across New Zealand in September 2019

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in August. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . .

Tummy Time

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce a new support resource "Tummy Time".

If your baby finds being on his tummy physically uncomfortable, introduce tummy time gradually, two or three times a day for a few minutes. It will eventually become part of your baby’s daily routine and he will learn, play and practise essential head control movements in this position. Make sure your baby is safe and attended

Thank you Stansborough

The Neonatal Trust are privileged to present beautiful blankets to 64 Wellington based families this winter thanks to Stansborough.

Activity across New Zealand in August 2019

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in August. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . 

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Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners