If you are interested in making some hats for the Neonatal units and Birthing Units, they are used in the following way:
- Green: are put on babies that are born healthy and are a good weight. Babies with green hats keep them on for six hours.
- Orange/Yellow: are worn by babies that require a little bit more attention, maybe because they were born early or are small. Orange hats should be worn for 12 hours.
- Red: are worn by babies that are more at risk, maybe of infection and the red indicates that the baby should wear a hat for the first 12 hours of its life and then should be re-assessed after this time to see if they should be kept warm for longer.
Sizes used are between 24 weeks gestation to newborn (hat chart shown)
We have a couple of hospitals in need, so boxes will be quick to go out.