Developmental Hearts

 

Developmental Hearts are fabric hearts that are sewn or serged using two pieces of baby or children’s print cotton, flannel, fleece or minky fabric. The hearts are offered to parents when their child is admitted to the NICU. Mom’s and Dad’s wear the hearts against their chest for several hours. The hearts are placed in bed with their baby. The familiar scent of mom or dad stays with the baby when they cannot be at their child’s bedside. This promotes bonding and infant development.

 

Finished size of the heart is from 6.5 inches wide up to 7.5 inches wide. Most hospitals prefer the 7.5 inch heart.

We have prepared a simple pattern for the heart that can be found HERE.

**The Preemie Project is in need of hearts in boy patterns and colors that have minky fabric on one side and flannel or cotton on the other side. The finished heart should be the full 7.5 inches wide. Print pattern at 100%**

REMEMBER: BABY OR CHILDREN’S PRINT FABRIC. Let’s keep them cute!