Octopus for a Preemie UK

Octopus for a Preemie

Octopus for a Preemie UK is a group of people who crochet and knit little octopuses and jellyfish to comfort babies who decided to come into the world a little earlier than expected.

To the premature baby, the carefully made octopus’ tentacles feel like their mother’s umbilical cord. Comforting the baby and reducing the risk of the little one pulling the medical bits and bobs they may need and potentially cause serious problems for them.

They are a team of UK volunteers brought together by coordinators who make sure the octopuses are just right for premature babies and give them to the ever-increasing number of hospitals they supply.

The octopuses and jellyfish really help babies and parents through the first days of life. They would love you to join them and help in any way you can.

From picking up the crochet hook/knitting needles to getting involved in some other way they would love to hear from you.

Octopus for a Preemie UK. Registered Charity Number 1180950.

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