Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Preemie Prints NICU Positioner & Gift Bundles

Pictured above is a sweet little guy using our Preemie Prints NICU Positioning Device. This item is beneficial to the health and healing of preemies and babies in the NICU because it simulates the warm comfort of the womb environment. The premature baby positioning device provides the boundaries a preemie needs and it also helps to protect baby from wires and other items. This device is filled with 100% medical grade plastic pellets and weighs about 1.5 to 2 lbs. The casing is made of soft warm fleece. Through this program we recommend that NICU nurses and doctors use 1 to 2 devices per baby. Once done we ask that they are returned to Preemie Prints! We then sanitize the beads and put them in a brand new fleece casing ready for the next premature baby or baby in the NICU. 

These devices are very beneficial to premature babies. Preemie Prints is so happy to be making a difference in the lives of so many by providing comfort, support, and protection for premature and critically ill infants in the hospital. Our NICU positioners provide a sense of containment and boundary lines for the premature infant; this supports their growth and development. 

You will find our NICU positioners currently in use at the following hospitals: 
Baylor Scott & White Hospital, College Station TX NICU
The College Station Medical Center, College Station, Tx NICU
St. Joseph's Hospital, Bryan, Tx NICU

Ways you can directly help a premature or critically ill baby
-Donate fleece by the yard or pre-cut to size
-Sew casings for positioners and mail them in to be filled. Email us for the size! 
-Host a "Cut & Sew Positioner Event" with your family, friends, church, youth, or organization group
-Host a fleece drive for Preemie Prints and collect donations of fabric  
-Attend a Preemie Prints Sewing Meeting - click on "events" on our Facebook page or email us for a list of upcoming dates.
-Make a donation to our organization 

Email: amber@preemieprints.org to get started
Donations can be mailed to 
Preemie Prints
2306 Kendal Green Circle 
College Station, Tx 77845

Individual families from across the US can request a positioning device gift bundle. This would also make a wonderful gift for a family in the NICU. Please make a $25 donation, to cover costs of packaging and shipping, and specify where you would like the NICU gift package mailed. Thank you so much for your support and we hope this gift bundle brings womb-like warmth, comfort, and safety to your preemie!

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