Huggies Awards Four New No Baby Unhugged Grants to Support Hospital Hugging Programs and their Impact on Premature Babies
"We truly believe in the powerful impact that hugs and the human touch can have on babies' growth and development, especially for those born premature and in the NICU," said
The four hospitals receiving grants in October include:
- Brigid's Path -
Kettering, Ohio: This grant will allow Brigid's Path to launch a new hugging program, which will be Ohio'sfirst newborn recovery center for infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta- Atlanta, Georgia: Resources from the grant will support their expanding hugging program, which has seen an increase in volunteers. The hospital is also home to the "ICU Grandpa" who recently gained notoriety for his dedication to holding babies. Rush University Children's Hospital- Chicago, Illinois: Funding from the grant will help supply additional mannequins for training new volunteers, printed educational materials, enhancements to the cuddler environment, and more. St. Vincent Healthcare- Billings, Montana: The No Baby Unhugged grant will help launch a new volunteer hugging program and add another level of therapy care that focuses on education and addresses diversity amongst patient population.
"Brigid's Path is
To be considered for the next round, interested hospitals are encouraged to fill out an application on the Huggies website by
About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That's why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents' hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive - from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program, visit the "Why Huggies?" page at Huggies.com.
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