Father’s Day Competition
To all the dads who have experienced or are currently in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Happy Father’s Day!
A premature birth or neonatal care experience is an exhausting journey for dads and can also be a traumatic experience. Carl, father of premature twin boys, shared what he found particularly difficult from a dad’s perspective:
“The main thing I thought was evident is the lack of advice directly targeting dads. I understand that care of the mother is paramount, but I felt there were often times where I was expected to be the strong one and that wasn't always easy. The main reason I started my blog was to share the experience from a dad's perspective and hopefully reassure other dads going through the same.”
Read Carl’s blog for some more useful advice.
Ickle Pickles is gifting some Father’s Day presents in neonatal units across the country to celebrate NICU dads. Thanks to a generous donation from Cuski Baby Ickle Pickles are also running a competition on social media. You can nominate your neonatal unit in the comments below to win a Cuski developmental care bundle which includes a nursing pillow, bamboo muslins, Miniboo comforters, a cuddle wrap and a Bertie Positioning aid. One neonatal unit and nominator will be randomly selected on the 19th of June and announced on Instagram. If your nomination wins, then you will receive a “Daddy’s Ickle Fighter” babygrow from Ickle Pickles. Plus your nominated neonatal unit will then receive the pictured Cuski developmental bundle.
We are delighted to announce the winner of our Father’s Day Competition.
Congratulations to University Hospital Southampton nominated by Ellis Birchall. The neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton will receive a Cuski developmental care bundle! Ellis kindly requested that her prize of the Ickle Pickles’ babygrow be added as a donation to the neonatal unit at Princess Anne Hospital.
Thank you to Cuski for donating this fabulous prize and to everyone who participated. Together, we are making a difference in the neonatal care of tiny babies. Please reach out today if you would like to discuss working together on an appeal for the neonatal unit that treated your ickle pickle.