Welcome Boxes

We’re delighted to offer lovingly made welcome boxes to families on the neonatal units at both Darlington Memorial and the University Hospital of North Durham.

We know just how overwhelming it can be when parents step on to the neonatal unit, and how suddenly everything is about their baby.

But, we know, they need care too.

Which is why, we donate these thoughtfully curated boxes to help support families. 

Each box contains an organic baby swaddle muslin, an Usborne book, a water bottle to help hydration, a space mask to help relaxation and a bottle of lavender and coconut oil to help with anxiety. 

Our aim with these boxes is to improve mental well-being for parents while on the NICU, but to encourage bonding time between the parent or carer and baby.



Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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