Do you know someone who just had a preemie baby?
If you do, here's a great way you can help by making some preemie baby clothes for the new mother and baby. Neary 10% of all babies in the US are born prematurely so it's a pretty common problem and unfortunately, it's becoming more common.
This is a topic that's near and dear to my heart. My daughter Samantha was a preemie and born 12 weeks early. That's her picture below. Thankfully, she's now a strong and athletic 16-year-old, but at the time it was pretty stressful for us all.
At the time, it would have been enormously helpful to have had some appropriately-sized preemie baby clothes. No one really plans for a preemie baby, so the family is rarely prepared. All the clothes we had bought for Samantha were way too big.
As the baby progresses, there are a few other things that you might consider sewing. One of our most popular patterns is the Perfect Baby Burp Cloth. We also have a terrific baby changing mat pattern, and a crinkle ribbon toy for babies, and even an insulated baby bottle cover that would make great gifts for the new family.