Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. Every year in Australia around 45,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies lose their fight for life.
For families, the experience of having a baby come into the world not as expected or planned is life changing. Without support, this overwhelming and traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on the emotional wellbeing of these miracle families. It affects the entire family unit. Australia is home to 22 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical needs of our earliest and sickest babies. Working with health professionals on the joint agenda of better outcomes for families, Miracle Babies provides informative education and insight on a family’s experience and funding for equipment, resources and research.
As parents of premature and sick babies, being able to have your baby dressed is very special as it is one of the few ‘normal’ things that can be done for your new baby. We receive lots of queries from wonderful knitters and sewers who would like to help provide tiny items for the babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care Units or Special Care Nurseries. If you love to knit or sew and would like to know that you are helping miracle babies and their families at the same time, this is the perfect way to support Miracle Babies.
Stitched with Love provides access to patterns for premature baby clothes ranging from gowns, cardigans, beanies, blankets. We also provide access to a list of neonatal units across Australia making it easy to know what to make and where to send it. We can also help you by accepting your items on behalf of the NICUs around Australia.