The head of a premature baby is a 1/4 of its body surface area and thus, it can lose a lot of heat. The more preterm the baby is, the largest its head is in relation to its body. A small preemie hat helps prevent such heat loss.
I am a Girl Scout and as a goal for my Gold Award Project for 2015, I have always wanted to help premature babies. Ever since young, I felt a special relation to them. They were so tiny and cute. I immediately bonded with them, as I was very small too, when I was born, although not a preemie.
After further researching, I found out that it is difficult to find preemie hats in stores. I decided I wanted to contribute and create preemies hats for them to keep them warm. I visited the Preemies Department at the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Medical Center in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and spoke to the Head Nurse about my project. When she agreed to it, I felt so happy to be able to do my own project and specially, to be able to help others in need.
This is the start of my story…more to come