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There is an article on the internet going viral right now. “People are crocheting octopuses to help premature babies”.The Preemie Project does NOT need donations of these crocheted octopuses for several reasons

1.  Because of recommendations for “Safe-Sleep” practices, The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital NICU and other Iowa NICUs will not accept any stuffed animals or blankets to be given to families for use in the NICU and take home.
2. The other reason to not allow stuffed animals with the infants is because of infection control concerns for babies that are often very sick and susceptible to infections.

Thank you to everyone that sent this idea to us. We always encourage you to bring new ideas to us that you see. We are always on the look out for the next cute item for Iowa NICU babies.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Feb 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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2017 NICU Bedding Donation Drive

TPP is holding a drive for cute, colorful bedding for Iowa NICUs.  We hope you will take advantage of the great fabric sales and pick some up for the babies.  You can read all about how to make bedding for Iowa NICU beds on our events calendar.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Dec 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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Announcement

The Preemie Project does NOT need donations of the following items:

-Regular knit, crochet hats in all preemie and newborn sizes. We do still need white hats in all sizes for our infant bereavement program. We also have a huge need for hats and booties for our holiday donations. See our Calendar of Events.

-Blankets (knit, crochet, sewn, tied fleece). The only blankets needed are knit or crochet in solid white, solid pale pink and solid pale blue blankets for our infant bereavement program. Sizes needed for bereavement blankets are 15 in x 15 in up to 36 in x 36 in.

-Developmental Hearts.  The Preemie Project is overstocked with developmental hearts.  But, we have a list of Groups and Hospitals that request Developmental Hearts. Please send any hearts made to one of the addresses listed.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Dec 18, 2016 at 11:11 am
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The Preemie Project DOES NOT need donations of regular hats.  We have enough regular (non-holiday) hats, in all sizes, to last well over a year.  Please limit hat donations to hats for our special/holiday donations.  See our Calendar of Events for information on upcoming donations

We also need white hats for our infant bereavement program.  You can find pattern suggestions for hats for bereavement on our pattern page.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:11 am
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The Preemie Project will no longer donate blankets to Iowa NICUs.  Please limit blanket donations to knit or crochet blankets for our infant bereavement program.

The colors requested for bereavement blankets by the hospitals we support are SOLIDWHITE, PALE PINK OR PALE BLUE. Please do not use multiple colors or variegated yarns in the blankets. We need blankets sized from 15 inch x 15 inch up to 36 inch x 36 inch.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:11 am
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