Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits

Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits

myFace and Welcome Baby are pleased to collaborate with hospitals across the nation in providing families with free Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits that contain essential items for the first weeks of their child’s life. In addition to the normal stresses of a newborn, parents of a baby with a craniofacial condition have so much more to navigate, including breathing and feeding issues. We’re here to help take one more worry off the minds of new parents!

These kits are made possible by contributions from generous donors like you. Please consider donating a care kit today!

What's in the Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit

  • Dr. Brown’s® Specialty Feeding Bottles
  • Dr. Brown’s® Pacifier w/ Lovey Plush Animal
  • Acrabros® Baby Sling Wrap Carrier
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Sleepea® Baby Swaddle
  • Diapers
  • Bambini Layette Set (a complete outfit for an infant)
  • Slipper Socks (infant size)
  • Flannel Receiving Blankets
  • McKesson Baby Wipes
  • Newborn Grooming kit
  • J&J Baby Wash & Shampoo
  • Desitin Diaper Rash Paste
  • A+D Diaper Rash Ointment & Skin Protectant

Further information on care kit contents

Babies born with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions often cannot generate suction to breast feed or feed from a bottle without a one-way valve. Dr. Brown’s Feeding Systems contain an Infant-Paced Feeding Valve, ensuring that your little one can eat without frustration, so that they can gain and maintain a healthy weight.

Babies with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions often cannot generate enough suction to keep a typical pacifier in their mouth. The Lovey design is a stuffed animal that allows you to attach either a pacifier or teether, giving it extra weight that helps to hold the pacifier or teether in place, helping to better soothe your baby. The pacifier also features a patented Suction-Free Air Channel, helping to reduce the suction and palatal pressure.

Babies born with a cleft lip/palate have a challenging feeding experience before their corrective surgery takes place. A baby wrap carrier can help to hold your baby upright for an extended period after feeding. This ensures that they keep their milk down, and makes it easier for them to breathe.

Similar to the wrap carrier, the nursing pillow serves two purposes: First, it aids in keeping baby upright while feeding (to help them keep their milk down). And second, it gives your arm a break when you need to put your little one down for a few minutes after feeding.

This swaddle is very helpful in keeping baby’s hands away from their mouth following surgery.

“Jack’s New Smile” was written for brothers and sisters of a new baby with cleft lip/palate. Baby Jack’s experience with cleft lip and palate is recounted through the eyes of his loving older sister. The book is also intended for children born with a cleft to help them learn about themselves. It is meant to provide some answers to questions children may not know how to ask. We hope that by reading this story, your child will know that having a cleft is not scary or bad. The book can also be used as a starting point for a more detailed talk with older children.
  • Diapers for Newborns: 2 packs (Qty=42 each)
  • Diapers – Size 1: 1 pack (Qty=50)
  • Bambini Layette Set
    • 2 pairs of mittens
    • 3 newborn onesies (shortsleeve)
    • 2 medium onesies (longsleeve)
    • 4 bibs
    • 3 burp cloths
  • 3 pairs of Slipper Socks (infant size)
  • 3 Flannel Receiving Blankets
  • 2 McKesson Baby Wipes
  • Newborn Grooming kit
  • J&J Baby Wash & Shampoo
  • Desitin Diaper Rash Paste
  • A+D Diaper Rash Ointment & Skin Protectant

Start Distributing Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits at Your Facility

The myFace Welcome Baby Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits are distributed through partnerships with craniofacial teams at hospitals across the United States with a focus on underserved populations and communities. The packages are not currently being distributed directly to individuals.

If you are an individual interested in obtaining a Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit, please ask your craniofacial center please email Elissa Young at or call 917-720-4570.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Donate today!

A gift of $180 can provide 1 newborn craniofacial care kit to a family in need. Your donation will have a direct and immediate impact, allowing myFace and Welcome Baby to reach more new parents and their babies born with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions. Thank you!

Download TodayCraniofacial Care Guide for Parents

Downloadable content to help parents and families navigate the everyday issues that can accompany life with a craniofacial condition.

Information includes:

  • nutrition needs
  • building self-esteem
  • finding a care team
  • tips for healthcare appointments
  • and more!

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