Please join me in helping to send every baby born at Southside Hospital home in something warm and cozy. Southside Hospital is located in Bay Shore on Long Island.They deliver about 200 babies a month. Most of the families who havebabies there have nothing to bring their babies home in. That’s where we come in. My group, Bella’s Babies, provides warm, handmade items for these families.

What We Need

 For Newborns:

  • Blankets 30"x30" up to 36"x36"

  • Or rectangular 30"x33" up to 36"X40"

  • Hats size 11" or 12" around

  • Sweater Sets

  • Going Home Outfits

 For Preemies:

  • Blankets 18"x18" up to 26"x26".
  •  18"x20" 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.

  • Burial Garments in all sizes.
  • Booties, used to help keep monitors on heels and regulate temperature readings,  nothing too fancy, no ties or ribbons.

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