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.

latest news

Parking fund

Parking fines shouldn’t be a consideration of NICU families. A recent motion to increase the number of parking permits given to NICU families was denied by City of Subiaco Council.

In response, Helping Little Hands have established a fund to push back against the ongoing bureaucratic processes of the Council. The fund will provide the financial ability to advocate with pressure equal to the Council, to fight the fines on behalf of families and, if all else fails, to pay the fines.

Support NICU families park securely in the knowledge they don’t have to move their car while they’re caring for their sick child.