What we Need

 

 

 

SidebarTab__What we need Right now I am only collecting newborn items. 12/6/2018

For Newborns:

Blankets 30″ x 30″ up to 36″ x 36″
Or rectangular 30″x 33″ up to 36″ X 40″
Hats size 11″ or 12″ around
Sweater Sets
Going Home Outfits

For Preemies:

Blankets 18″ x 18″ up to 26″ x 26″.
18″x 20″ is a good size for rectangular blankets
Hats:
Knit hats: 10″-11″
Crochet hats: 11″
Sweaters (used when they are sent home) and Going home outfits. The nurses have said that they don’t need actual preemie sizes for this purpose since the babies are a little larger when they are sent home. Preemies in the NICU are not dressed.

Booties, used to help keep monitors on heels and regulate temperature readings,  nothing too fancy, no ties or ribbons.

Baby Measurements:

Here are some measurements to help you when making items for the babies.

Baby Measurements by the Pound

1-3 lbs.
Neck to feet: 10 1/2″
Wrist to wrist: 10 1/2″
Chest: 8″
Head: 10″
Feet: 1 1/2″-2″
Neck Circumference: 3″

3-5 lbs.
Neck to feet: 14 1/4″
Wrist to wrist: 12 1/2″
Chest: 10″
Head: 12 1/2″
Feet: 2 1/2″-3″
Neck circumference: 3 1/2″

6-8 lbs.
Neck to feet: 14 1/2″
Wrist to wrist: 14 1/4″
Chest: 11 1/2″
Head: 13 1/2″
Feet: 3″-3 1/2″
Neck circumference: 4 1/2″

9-11 lbs.
Neck to feet: 17″
Wrist to wrist: 16″
Chest: 14 1/2″
Head: 14 1/2″
Feet: 3 1/4″-3 3/4″
Neck circumference: 5 1/2″

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