So, as everyone already knows in 2010 I had a still born daughter. She was born at 20weeks 5days in the Rosemary Suite, Colchester. When she was born we had no clothing or nappies etc small enough to fit her, she was also bought to us in a little wicker basket, one like they used to use to carry flowers in. Thankfully the hospital had some mini hats and smallish cardigans that we used.
Not everyone is as lucky as us though, I know a few ladies personally and have read numerous stories online about families that have been through similar but have had their children given to them in things such as shoe boxes. The hospitals haven’t helped them in any way at all, and that’s heart breaking.
So, my mother in law has been creating these. They’re prem-cribs, small enough for babies born as early as bam and maybe even smaller. She’s uses a ‘Carte dor’ ice cream oval tub as the foundation and knits around them like this in order to make them and then knits a separate little pillow and blanket for the baby. She’s also knitting some tiny little dresses and outfits too. I have been crocheting tiny hats and so on as well. We plan on making as many as we can and donating them to the Rosemary suite to start with, and hopefully in the future we will be able to go further to other hospitals too.
If anyone has any Carte dor oval tubs they are going to throw int he bin, I would really appreciate it if you could save them and possibly send them my way (even if I need to pay the shipping).
Also, I know there are many that will continue to go through this awful experience, as unfortunate as that is. If you would like one of these or have a particular thing you’d like made before your baby is born etc, then please don’t hesitate to ask because I would be honoured to help as much as possible!
*if you could share this, it would be fantastic*