17th December 2019

12 Days of Christmas 2019

Greg Johnston

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 4

We are back with Day 4 of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas donations…and so are the team from SCBU at Whitehaven!

We popped in to deliver the latest batch of parent bags to the team, which are given to every family that are admitted to the ward with their premature baby, or little one who needs some help early on in life… we know from feedback we get from parents on the unit that these bags are a ‘Godsend’ and make s huge difference for families.

The items included in the bags are:

 TeamEvie water bottle

The staff will continually tell mum to drink plenty of water while she is expressing milk, so we thought having a bottle on hand would help!

A Jomanda Sheep (thank you to Jomanda for their support!)

A beautiful cuddly lamb, perfect for being held by tiny fingers, and a fitting animal due to Evie’s best cuddly friend being a lamb!

A pair of premature baby socks (thanks to Babyprem for their support!)

One thing a parent preparing for their child’s birth will not be ready for if their child is born early is how tiny their feet are! We have included a couple of pairs of tiny socks so the babies can have lovely toasty feet!

 TeamEvie notebook

We know from our experience how handy having a pen and paper available is when you are in hospital with your child. Writing endless lists and writing down what you want to ask the doctor…hopefully having the notepad will reduce a little of the stress…

An Adult Colouring Book and Felt Tip Pens

Parents who have a child in SCBU spend hours sat beside their incubator or cot, and it is a very worrying time. Providing these resources to help distract and calm parents has been advised by Bliss and we are proud to now include them in our Parent Bags!

We are really proud to continue our support of families on the unit and hope that they continue to make the time in hospital easier for parents and their babies!

Tune in tomorrow for Day 5 to what our next donation is!!