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Topic: crochet for a micro preemie  (Read 461 times)
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« on: April 02, 2008 08:51:22 PM »

I am planning on crocheting a special blanket and hat for my sister's unborn baby.  The baby is very sick and will likely be extremely tiny at birth.  I want these items to be delicate and soft.  What yarn/thread would be best to use for such items? 
Celeste Chalfonte
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008 02:01:12 AM »

Oh, I'm sorry to hear, that your sisters baby is so sick. How much worries. I wish the best for the baby, his/her parents and your whole family, you inclusive.
I suggest, you could craft something like


because it isn't easy for tiny little baby's to stay warm (my twin-sons were born within the 35. week with 2400 g/2700g and 41/43cm, every time they had hands cold as ice..).
Fleece helps to stay warm, even you don't know, if the baby is allergic to lanolin. I think, an acrylic yarn won't be warm enough. Something like cashmere or alpaca, not fuzzy, will be good. I hope that helps a little bit. All the best!

Ah, yes, the baby will need many warm hats and socks, too.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2008 02:03:10 AM by Celeste Chalfonte » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008 06:36:32 PM »

Bev's country cottage is a great site for baby items both crochet and knit for premies and micro premies. I have printed off patterns to use for a charity group I am in. Recently I did a micro premie outfit in crochet from that site. Check it out.
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008 10:22:14 PM »

My twins were micropreemies, both barely 2lbs and born at just under 28 weeks..I agree with Celeste as far as the fleece idea. Best of luck to the little one!

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