Patterns

The following patterns and websites are recommended by us, as the sizing and items are correct for what we need. 

You are welcome to use your own patterns but please adjust them to fit our babies. You can find our size charts on our website. Please only use white, cream and pastel colours. 

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NHS, MORTUARY AND FUNERAL HOME DONATIONS

Our babies can be born anywhere between 8 to 36 weeks gestation, ranging from a few ounces to 5lbs in weight. 

The items which we require for our babies are as below and should be made in white, cream and pastel colours ONLY:

  • Hats 
  • Blankets 
  • Booties 
  • Wraps and Pockets
  • Gowns 
  • Cribs – with blankets and pillows
  • Teddies – 3 inches to 6 inch in height only
  • Butterflies 

Our most suitable patterns are shown below:

Our favourite preemie websites are shared below. (click on the names to follow the link)

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BABIES BORN WITHIN THE HOSPICE

All hats, booties, cardigans and wash cloths must be made in either white or cream and all blankets and teddies made in either white, cream or lilac.

The items required around the clock for our hospice babies are as follows:

  • Hats
  • Blankets
  • Booties
  • Burial Gowns – sewn only 
  • Cardigans
  • Teddies – 5 inches to 9 inch in height only
  • 2x Wash Cloths – white only 

Our most suitable patterns are shown below:

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KEEPSAKE BAGS AND MEMORY BLANKETS
We provide parents and families with two types of keepsakes: Bobby’s Beanies Keepsake Bag and our Keepsake Blanket Set.
These hats will not be used on a baby because they are too small and are designed as a keepsake item only. We do however need white hats as many parents who request our keepsakes, sadly do not know the gender of their baby. White, cream and pastel colours are the most needed colours. 
We use one hat and a single butterfly for a single loss and two/three hats and the multiple loss butterfly for our multiple losses. Please consider making matching hats and butterflies for this purpose. 
Please only use the patterns below for our keepsake items:

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UBW are unable to accept the following items. We are a bereavement service which donate to babies who have sadly died. We do not donate to neonatal units for babies who are living.

  • Octopuses
  • Neonatal ventilation hats and traffic light hats
  • Bonding Squares
  • Red, dark yellow, black, grey and brown coloured items