A Brechin mum who is a rep for the not-for-profit charity Pop ‘n’ Grow, a charity whose goal is to give every NICU/SCBU a stock of their own unique baby-grows completely free of charge, attended Aberdeen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to handed over a couple of specially designed baby grows to the unit.
Steph Erskine chose to represent the charity following the birth of her son Mckenzi who was born 10 weeks early weighing only three pounds three ounzes.
This meant he had to spend the first few weeks of his life in the neonatal unit. At the time of him being in hospital Pop ‘n’ Grows had yet to be invented. Dressing McKenzi was difficult because of the cannula and feeding tube, leaving much of his upper body uncovered.
The purpose of the design of the Pop ‘n’ Grow baby-grow is to aid nursing and care of babies in NICU. They are created with poppers to the arms to allow ease of access for tubing/cannulas, whilst giving baby warmth and comfort.
The cost of supplying Aberdeen NICU is just £100 a year. This would mean that the unit would receive ten premature and ten newborn grows a year, unless more are requested.
To help fund the cost of supplying Aberdeen NICU, Steph as the task of raising the £100 and plans to organise a charity fun day later in the year.