supporting families of premature babies
about helping little hands
When a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) life as it was for the family ends. Priorities change and what was once important is sidelined. Daily tasks are put on hold while life revolves around the NICU schedule – cares, cuddles (and car parks).
The best medicine you can give a premature baby is time with its mum and dad. So helping little hands provides practical support for families of the NICU so that their time is spent with their baby – giving kangaroo care, expressing, breastfeeding and spending time by the bedside.
By taking away the stress of necessary, everyday tasks we hope to make a positive contribution to the journey of NICU families.
Please help us provide financial support to the NICU mums and dads most in need of help -- your donation can help fund a range of vital services such as fuel vouchers, food and emergency home repairs.
Our services are only possible with the help and support of our volunteers and followers.
If you can organise a collection of nutritious nibbles, fundraise for fuel vouchers or join us as a volunteer, we'd love to hear from you.
Our vision is a NICU journey that minimises the emotional stress, health and financial impacts on families.
We are so pleased to announce we are the first Australian members of the Preemie Parent Alliance!
The Preemie Parent Alliance is a network of organisations offering support to families of premature infants. PPA provides a platform for NICU Parent Leaders to come together as a collective voice representing the needs and best interests of NICU Families in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education and family support.
Friday 15th November 11am-2pm
Tom Dadour Centre, Bagot Road
World Prematurity Day
Join us for a music themed event with a silent disco, music-based play, complimentary massage and of course nibbles, community and conversation