“Better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.”
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 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 27,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 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.
Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing vital programs and resources to support and enhance a family’s experience from a threatened pregnancy, hospital journey with a premature or sick newborn, the transition to home and beyond.
Australia is home to 23 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.
Miracle Babies Foundation have come up with a Grad Bag that parents will start receiving that are being discharged from hospital with their premature or sick babies. The grad bag aims to help give some guidance and support for those parents, as taking home a premature or sick baby is very exciting yet daunting! Parents that have already been discharged, like myself, can request one from Miracle Babies.
Inside the Bag includes –
A sample pack of Baby Love Premmie Nappies
A Miracle Babies Foundation magnet with their phone number on it for easy access if you require any help or guidance
Nurture Group Information Brochure
‘Home and Beyond’ Guide for Parents full of tips and information about taking your baby home and where to seek help and assistance if you need any once getting home
Tommee Tippee Duck for the bath (this was a favourite with Adelyn!)
A pack of graduation milestone cards to use for pictures to remember such an exciting day
Graduation Certificate to fill in and take a picture to remember with
A sign for the car to let everyone know you have a Miracle Baby on board
A wipeable change mat for you nappy bag or car – so easy to clean!
And it all comes in a reusable environmentally friendly bag!
This is a perfect bag for any new parent being discharged from NICU! Thankyou Miracle Babies Foundation for your constant support throughout our NICU journey and now at home too!
Some information taken from https://www.miraclebabies.org.au/about/about-miracle-babies/who-we-are/