As well as the quilts being for the babies to lie on in their cots, they all add a little colour to the super clinical environment. They are often put on top of the cots to reduce the strong light in the room and protect the babies
delicate eyes. The quilts make it more like a natural nursery environment. Come what may, the parents keep the quilt as a personal reminder of the loving care their baby received from the nursing staff.
We also provide
mother and baby comfort squares. These are provided to both mother and baby to help the bonding process when mum is not able to be with baby all the time. Baby has one under its head and mum has the other against her breast and
when mum visits, they swap over, so that they each have each others smell on the square.
660 quilts and 1,320 comfort squares a year is a tall order! And as this is an exceptional challenge, we need your help. The baby quilts
are only 16" by 20" and don't take much time or fabric to make. They are also an ideal size to try out new piecing or quilting techniques and we have found that simple ideas often work really well. The mother and baby squares are
5" and made in a similar way.