Happy Mother's Day 2019

Mother's Day is such a special day for women everywhere.  It is an acknowledgement of the amazing role women play in their families as a Mother.  For some they will be spending this special day in hospital alongside their 'tiny spark'.  To bring some joy to what is no doubt a difficult time we have sent out more than 200 gifts state wide, for those families spending Mother's Day in a Neonatal Unit.

We want those Mum’s to know they are in our thoughts. That we have been where they are now and we appreciate the unique challenges they face sitting by their baby’s crib in a Neonatal Unit, torn between their children at home and their sick baby, and those Mums whose baby's are in their hearts and not their arms.

Our gift includes a beautiful card with room for the Neonatal Nurses to stamp babies hand and foot prints and also a silver ‘Love’ bookmark. We know that baby’s who hear their Mum’s voices when they are preterm or sick do better. Their long term outcomes are improves and it increases bonding. Somethings it can be difficult to find the right words, or you may feel silly telling your baby that you love them for the millionth time that day. That is where reading comes in!

It is not necessarily what you say, but the fact they can hear your voice just as they would if they were still in utero. Why not read aloud your current novel. Not much of a reader, borrow a copy of Harry Potter or something fun and long, and go for it.

From all of the team at Tiny Sparks WA we wish mother’s everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day.

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Bed-Rest Care Packages

We are excited to announce that Tiny Sparks WA will be launching Bed-Rest Care Packages in addition to our NICU Care Packages.

We have worked closely with King Edward Memorial Hospital to ensure the contents are suitable and practical for mums who unexpectedly find themselves in hospital on bed-rest in the second trimester/early third trimester period of their pregnancy, due to complications or risk factors associated with their pregnancy. They often find themselves in such situations unexpectedly and without time to make any preparations for themselves. The bed-rest care package includes:

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser
  • Lip Balm
  • Face wipes
  • Tote Bag
  • Pen
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask
  • An information booklet

Would you like to help in a personal way? Would you like to make a difference to someone's pregnancy journey? You can 'gift' an entire Bed-Rest care package here.

You have the option for your name and a personal message of hope to be displayed under the 'proudly donated by' line on the care package. The hospital staff will present to the family on your behalf.

The RRP of this care package is $45 and thanks to our volunteers sourcing donations and purchasing in bulk, the cost is currently reduced to $30.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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