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'Going Home Packs' for Premature Babies

The baby charity Bliss offer special support for families when they leave hospital


Posted: 3 November 2009
by Sarah Lawson


Going Home Packs for Premature Babies When a child is born prematurely there is understandably a great amount of care and attention needed in the hospital, but as parents prepare to take their baby home, new challenges arrive.
The charity Bliss works for improving care of premature babies and works with their families, researchers and medical experts. This support continues with help and advice once parents and babies leave hospital.

Going Home Packs from Bliss
With help from Fairy Non Bio and Pampers, Bliss now issues the ‘Going Home Pack’ which is specifically tailored for the parents taking their premature or sick babies home.
The pack includes lots of useful relevant information on topics including sleeping, feeding, advice on follow-up appointments, how to travel by car, breastfeeding and weaning, financial advice and helpful facts for fathers.
The pack also includes a voucher booklet full for discounts with brands such as Fairy Non Bio, Pampers and Mothercare.
Kath Barne, Ward Manager at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax said, “The Going home pack is something needed and parents will find the information really useful. We can also put our own information in the bag which is great as more information gets taken home.”
For more about the Bliss ‘Going Home Pack’ go to www.bliss.org.uk.


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