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myFace and Welcome Baby are pleased to collaborate in providing low-income 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 with a craniofacial baby 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!

Please note: The Kits can only be distributed via partnerships with craniofacial medical teams in the U.S. The kits are not  distributed directly to individuals. If you are interested in obtaining a Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit, please have your craniofacial medical team reach out to Sandy Gilbert at sandy@myface.org

Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits contain:

Dr. Brown’s® Zero-Resistance™ Specialty Feeding System: 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.

Dr. Brown’s® Lovey with a PreVent® Pacifier: 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.

Acrabros® Baby Wrap Carrier: 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.

Nursing Pillow: 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.

Sleepea® Baby Swaddle: This swaddle is very helpful in keeping baby’s hands away from their mouth following surgery.

Smile with Simon by Patricia Ann Simon, R.N.: A story of friendship, love, acceptance and kindness that teaches a powerful lesson that despite people’s differences, we are all alike and beautiful just the way we are.

Other Items 

Diapers: newborn 2 packs (42); size 1 pack (50); Desitin Diaper Rash Relief®; Wipes: 2 packs; Layette (a complete outfit for an infant); Swaddles; • Newborn Grooming kit • A+D Diaper Rash Ointment & Skin Protectant

How to Obtain Your Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit

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 a member of a craniofacial medical team and would like more information about partnering with myFace to distribute these kits at your craniofacial center, please contact myFace’s Senior Program Director Sandy Gilbert at sandy@myface.org.

If you are an individual interested in obtaining a Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit, please ask your craniofacial center to reach out to myFace’s Senior Program Director Sandy Gilbert at sandy@myface.org.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patricia Chibbaro discusses our Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit Program

About

Welcome Baby’s mission is as simple as it is critical: to provide low-income mothers with one package containing all of the items they’ll need for their newborn in the first four weeks of life. For many parents, purchasing sufficient diapers and wipes is a financial burden often too great to overcome. Add in clothing, hygienic items, baby carriers, and other essential gear and the costs quickly climb to hundreds of dollars many families simply don’t have. As a result, a child may be forced to go without these vital goods.

Please visit Welcomebabyusa.org or you reach out with any questions to info@welcomebabyusa.org.

About

Inspired by moms everywhere, Dr. Brown’s continues to innovate and develop products that focus on great functionality for parents and good health for baby. Every day we strive to deliver the reliable baby products that have made us a proven favorite with parents.

For more information about Dr. Brown’s visit  Drbrownsbaby.com

About

myFace is pleased to welcome a new corporate partner to our community – we are grateful to Acrabros for donating baby wraps carriers to be given to families in need receiving our Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits.

For more information about Acrabros visit Acrabros.com.

Erin Ashayeri, a member of the myFace Board of Trustees, shares her story.

The idea came from Erin Ashayeri, a new mom whose son was born with a cleft palate that was not identified until after his birth. In the first days of her son’s life, she was given a similar kit in the hospital by a young man, who also had a cleft lip as a baby, who created and distributed the kit as part of his Bar Mitzvah community service.

The kit proved to be a life saver as Erin navigated feeding and care in those first weeks. “Knowing this wasn’t a long-term program for this young man, my husband and I saw an opportunity to pay it forward and help provide vital products and resources to other new parents,” said Erin.

A heartfelt thanks to Erin and her husband for providing the seed funding to help launch this important program. And the inspiring story of why they decided to pay it forward!

Donate today!

A gift of $160 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!

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