Saturday 5 May 2012

My Name is Kylie and I #Blogitforbabies

I'm late to the party here, this week Save The Children together with the inspirational and colourful Annie from Mamasaurus has been running #blogitforbabies part of their Build it for Babies campaign. She has been travelling around the country, doing daft things, like running into the sea at Brighton! Now regular readers might twig why I have not blogged before now. The Born Too Soon: Global Action on Preterm Babies report was released on Wednesday afternoon, Save The Children are one of the key contributors to the report.

In terms of pre term babies Save the Children are committed to a number of initiatives, namely providing equitable access to:-
  • provision of antenatal corticosteroids
  • kangaroo mothercare
  • neonatal resuscitation
  • improved cord care
  • breastfeeding support
  • treatment of neonatal infections.
The specific aim of #blogitforbabies is to raise money to provide life saving equipment for a delivery room in a healthcare clinic in Bangladesh.

This is significant in terms of the report, there are 10 countris that account for over 60% of the world's preterm births, and Banglandesh is one of those countries.

Here is a list of what they want to buy, and many of these items directly relate to those goals of helping deliver preterm babies safely.

I am passionate about saving the lives of preterm babies from Bolton to Bangladesh and I hope you will join me in sparing a few pounds for this vital campaign.

So how do you give to this campaign?

A really simple way is by text.

Simply text 70070 with the code XVRL71 £1 to donate.

There are other ways too just visit the #blogitforbabies website.

My son was saved because of fantastic neonatal care, safe, sterile equipment, the latest research and medications. I want all babies, regardless of where they are born, to have these basics. And I think you do too.


  1. Diary of a premmy mum5 May 2012 at 22:23

    well done Kyle, it's wonderful that you are thinking outside of the uk when considering the issue of Neonatal service provision. Too often we take for granted the good care here and although we know we are lucky there are very few people who think beyond gratitude, I hope this post encourages them to put their hands in their pockets, because actions speak louder than words!

  2. So true. I'm on my neonatology rotation at the moment and it's amazing what good equipment, good doctors/nurses and good maternal education can do for a baby.

    I also wrote a #blogitforbabies post here :)