Baby Hero is a company that not only produces incredibly adorable infant clothing and toys, but also makes it possible for parents across the globe to help improve the health and survival rates for some of the most at-risk babies in the world. The purchase of Baby Hero clothing funds a special Neonatal Survival Kit developed by Grand Challenges Canada winner, Dr. Shaun Morris of Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. The Kit benefits mothers and babies in Pakistan and Kenya, where infant mortality rates could be improved up to 40% with necessary supplies and education.
The kits contain vital items that could make the difference between life and death for newborns in an area where quality medical care is difficult to obtain. Many of those things are items the average American might have in their house – a bar of soap, a plastic sheet, a string (used for the umbilical cord), and gloves. The kit also includes illustrated instructions, antiseptic, a Mylar baby blanket (similar to those used in emergency kits) and a “click-to-heat” warmer to keep the newborn warm.
Mothers in modernized countries have access to high-tech medical care in hospitals equipped to handle any number of complications that can arise during birth, but those in poorer, rural areas in less developed nations don’t have those benefits. Putting basic birth supplies directly into the hands of those caring for expectant mothers is one way to make an immediate impact on infant mortality rates in those areas.
Baby Hero offers free shipping worldwide, so anyone can help babies in need. The clothing and toys they offer are downright adorable, too. Each piece is 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton and made with ethical labor, and every purchase helps fund the birth supplies that save lives. The onesie designs are simple, colorful, and gender neutral, and they’re available individually or paired with cute stuffed toys in gift sets, which includes a personalized message and a note explaining the Neonatal Survival Kit.
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