A Swaddle Blanket Brings Joy

Posted on Mar 15, 2019

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse Laura Straub, R.N., realizes many of the babies in the unit don’t have anything personal to be wrapped in and decides to take some action.

She reaches out to an organization she heard about called “Audrey’s Bear,” which has a program called “swaddle4swaddle.” The program donates soft stretchy swaddle blankets to NICU babies across the country. For every swaddle blanket that is purchased, they donate one to a NICU baby.

Straub asks if they would donate blankets for a few of our most needy patients. The organization offers, without hesitation, to send 200 swaddle blankets for the 97-bed unit.

“I thought this was a nice way that we could give all the babies here something personal,” Straub says. “It’s just a sweet little something to wrap them in and the families loved coming into the room and seeing something special for their baby.”

A little initiative pays off in a good deed.


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