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This Irish Hospital Is Appealing For People To Knit Soft Octopus Toys For Premature Babies

By Sarah

May 28, 2017 at 9:47pm


Ready for your daily dose of cuteness?

A hospital in Antrim has issued a public appeal for people who can knit or crochet to make these special octopus toys for babies in a neonatal unit.

Unison Causeway branch are asking people to gather their needles and wool to make the toys that will be donated to the unit at Antrim Hospital.

The octopus toy is believed to be of extra comfort to the teenchy tiny babies as the tentacles remind them of the umbilical cord and being inside the mother's womb.

It also helps to prevent the babies from touching or trying to pull out their tubes as they have something to distract their hands instead.

If you think you can help simply knit or crochet the toy following the pattern which can be found here.

There is also an official Facebook group for knitting the toys for preemies who will be able to best advise on where else across Ireland you can send the finished toys:

Get crafting! <3

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