“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” ― Charles Dickens
For our August 2012 meeting, we will be collecting receiving blankets for babies, born at UVRMC to drug addicted mothers, who are placed in foster care. The foster parents must be specially trained to care for these babies with special needs. The babies must be swaddled a certain way at all times and need more receiving blankets than the typical newborn.
The blankets need to be at least 30" x 40" minimum, but the best size is 36" x 36" or 45" x 45" as they can be used a little longer as the baby grows. Carolyn has found 30" x 40" blankets at Babies R Us. Most other stores receiving blankets are too small and cannot be used for this type of swaddling.
The blankets can be home-made or store-bought. Homemade may be preferable because 36" x 36" or 45" x 45" are the preferred sizes.
Our August meeting will be held Monday, August 6 at Kristen J's home at 10:00 a.m. We will be working on Missionary Christmas Stockings which will be sold at the Festival of Trees Boutique again this year.