Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teeny Tears -- itty bitty diapers

Looking for a service project?

Earlier this month the women's organization in my church designated a night to service projects.  One of the projects we worked on was in coordination with Teeny Tears, a small charitable organization that is dedicated to helping grieving loved ones of little angel babies who are stillborn, or born too early to survive.  Even preemie diapers are far too large for these little darlings.  Teeny Tears' goal is to diaper wee little bottoms of these sweet angel babies so their parents and loved ones can hold and say goodbye to them, and then, if they wish, keep the tiny diapers as a little keepsake.

 You can find and download patterns for these little diapers in two different sizes at the Teeny Tears blog.  Megan of Teeny Tears will even help you locate hospitals in your area that have a need for diaper donations.  If you've had a little angel baby of your own, you can even donate the diapers in your angel's name.

They are easy to make and can be put together very quickly.  What a wonderful and beautiful way to share love and help soothe the aching hearts of families who go home from the hospital with aching and empty arms.


Cida Jacob said...

Achei muito lindo esse projeto que ajuda Pais de bebes natimortos,eu ja passei por essa situaçao e muito triste e se na minha epoca tivesse um apoio de uma instituiçao talvez tivesse sofrido menos.Parabens e vou fazer o possivel para que nasça uma instituiçao dessa aqui no Brasil ,beijos no coraçao

Susan Y said...

My heart breaks for these parents. Thank you for posting this, Care.

Eileen Cox said...

Have been sewing for preemies for years, ever since my two came along early (one of them tried it at 4.5 months) and I lost two others.....mostly vests, hats, blankets, lovies, & isolette covers. This is the first time I've seen tiny diapers - thanks so much for the link!

Kristy said...

Thanks so much for the link to this site! I'm always looking for good service projects to do with my family and this is perfect.

Silence said...

I lost a little boy (24 weeks along) 16 years ago. I treasure his tiny hat and blanket that I received at the hospital.
These are SO special!!

Megan B ♥ said...

So grateful to you for highlighting Teeny Tears!! Several of your readers have joined our ranks! xoxo