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#1 Nut

Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:24 AM

After Karen delivered her son prematurely, she discovered a significant lack of cute hospital gowns for premature babies, especially for boys. Karen has since started making gowns for families and hospitals all over Australia.

You can read her story here:
http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/baby-...1207-1oidb.html

Please feel free to leave comments for Karen.

#2 Therese

Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

Karen I think you do a wonderful thing for parents in such a stressful situation. original.gif

#3 liveworkplay

Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:33 PM

What a lovely thing to do. I am amazed where you find the time  with 5 kids, I wish I could and I only have 3 biggrin.gif

#4 *Jackie*

Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:25 AM

What a lovely thing you are doing Karen, I too am amazed that you can find the time with all the children lol (I only have the 3 )

#5 my serenity

Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

Thats a truely amazing wonderful t hing to do

#6 Procrastinator5000

Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

Wow, I read this, what a beautiful thing to do with your time. It must be very touching for stressed parents of these special babies to know that people out there are caring in practical ways, even when they've never met you.

#7 LambChop

Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

What an absolute treasure you have given selflessly for so many families.  As a premmie Mum myself, I can so relate to your story.  I did a similar thing but only made a mere 30 for the Canberra NICU (just over 9 years ago now, I'm sure they're well and truly gone!)

Bless you!

#8 ~ky~

Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:45 AM

Thankyou, Karen for bringing a dignity to a time when babies are often left very exposed and dressed in whatever is available.

Personally, my experience is the other way - no gowns big enough for my son at the hospital. The staff ended up finding a knitted cardigan that had been left in the paeds ward that could fit him which was all he had to wear during our 4 day stay.

Thankyou for thinking of those who have suffered a preterm loss as well ... the littlest things that have been near our babies are treasures, always. I only have a dummy that my daughter used whilst in NICU - it was put in miltons solution ready for when she was brought out of her coma after heart surgery but she didn't survive. It is the only thing I have that she touched - she didn't wear clothes at any point nor was she wrapped so it felt like I was left with nothing to hold and remember her by.



#9 JackiOT

Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:53 AM

What a truly lovely thing you are doing!

#10 Jimkery

Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

It is really amazing.....
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