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Welcome Baby

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 healthcare providers. The packages are not  distributed to individuals. If you are interested in obtaining a Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit, please have your healthcare provider reach out to Sandy Gilbert at sandy@myface.org

Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits contain:

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.

Boppy: Similar to the wrap baby carrier, the boppy serves two purposes. First, to aid in keeping the infant upright while feeding (to avoid them throwing up their milk from their nose and mouth) and gives the feeding parent’s arm a break! And second, when the little one is put down for a few minutes after feeding (another arm break!).

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.

Diapers newborn 2 packs (42); size 1 pack (50)

Wipes 2 packs

Layette • Swaddles • Desitin • Wash • Grooming kit • A&D

How to Obtain Your NewBorn Craniofacial Care Kit

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

If you are a healthcare provider and would like more information about obtaining these kits to distribute 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 healthcare provider or community health organization 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 our website at welcomebabyusa.org or you may reach out to us with any questions at 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 us at Drbrownsbaby.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 $150 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!

Additional Resources

Sandi Aubuchon, President of Dr. Brown's Medical discusses nutrition for babies with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

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