The Preemie Project Bereavement Division recognizes that the loss of a child is a profoundly sad experience. We seek to provide solace to families who are grieving a loss by providing bereavement remembrance items.
Soft, pale shades of pink and blue are most requested by the nursing staff at the hospital we support. Less amounts of gender neutral colors are needed for gown/dress/buntings (mostly in the 1-1.5 and 2-3lb sizes).
The sewn gowns are lined with the same flannel as the outside of the gown or white flannel.
Small subdued prints are best (polka dots, stars). Use velcro in two places to hold the front closed- at the top and halfway down.
DO NOT use a knitting or crochet pattern that is excessively holey.
Gown must be long enough to cover the feet.
Knit Sleepers should open all the way down the front and close with buttons, not ribbon.
Sizing a Gown or Sleeper
When sizing a gown or sleeper, please refer to our Measurements Guide. Measure the chest first, because the chest measurement places the gown in the correct size range (ie. 1-3lb, 3-5lb, etc). Once you have the correct size range, check that the sleeve length and garment length are also within that size range. A bit longer is always better than too short.
Colors needed: White, pale pink and pale blue. Solid color yarn only please!
Sizes needed: 15 inch x 15 inch up to 36 inch x 36 inches.