Saturday, May 8, 2010

Newborn Intensive Care Foundation

Babies in Beanies is a collaboration of Snowgum Studio photography and MissChief Maker. A unique opportunity to enter your child in a winter photographic competition whereby Leonie from Snowgum Studio takes a photo of your child in a MissChief Maker beanie and then the public vote online each week after all the children have been photographed. The competition registrations are open now at and the photo shoots are during June. There are some fabulous prizes to be won too.....will tell you about them later!
Babies in Beanies is running not only to find the cutest baby in a beanie in Canberra, but also to support a very worthy cause. The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation is a local charity that raises money for much needed medical equipment for critically ill babies. Last year the Babies in Beanies competition helped to raise over $2500 for a humidicrib for the Canberra hospital. This year we are seeking to more than double the fundraising to $6500. This is to purchase a new biliblanket for the Canberra Hospital who are in need of two new blankets.
The BiliBlanket is an LED and fibre-optic based technology enabled blanket that assists with the treatment of indirect hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. The biliblanket has features that are needed for intensive phototherapy for aiding in the remedy of hyperbilirubinemia. It is also the only product on the market that supports and promotes developmental care, enables infant-parent bonding and provides healing light where it is needed – in Neonatal, ICU, Pediatrics, Well Baby Nursery and at home. These blankets are $6500 each. That's our target.

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