first_imgOne of Laura and Sally’s ‘Angel Boxes’A Ballybofey woman has come up with a beautiful idea to help couples who have lost babies through stillbirth and miscarriage.Laura McCready, with the help of her mum Sally, has started to make ‘Angel Boxes.’The boxes contain tiny outfits which parents can dress their babies in.So far Laura has delivered 13 such Angel Boxes to Letterkenny Maternity Unit as well as blankets and hats for premature babies to the Neo Natal unit. Laura herself know she pain of losing a baby having unfortunately suffered a number of miscarriages, the latest in September last.Laura revealed “Me and my mum started to research clothes for these tiny precious babies and we couldn’t get anywhere in Ireland so we designed Angel Boxes we have purchased everything from our own money and donations.“My mum has hand made knitted sowed every outfit so far and outfits range from 17wks to 23 weeks in size all are handmade and we use only baby soft wool which is delicate to the skin of these precious babies.“We also have included seeds to plant in memory of your baby, a candle to light and a white feather as feathers are a sign of an angel. After my first late miscarriage at 23 years of age. I didn’t know what to expect when I had my baby – as in size, what the baby would look like but she was a baby and had everything a baby does.  She was tiny and delicate but all I had was a blanket.” Laura said she thinks the boxes will give parents that chance to give your baby the dignity they deserve by being able to dress them.Kind-hearted Laura said herself and her mum will also design outfits using specific colours if recently bereaved parents want to contact them“Our boxes consist of a range of outfits from dresses trousers tops hats booties blankets and our angel pockets for very early tiny babies so they can be delicately wrapped in these wee pockets.“We are hoping to get these boxes into as many hospitals as possible and would greatly appreciate any help as in donations or knitted blankets hats etc I have patterns and sizes availableLaura and Sally have purchased all the wool from Mc Elhinneys in Ballybofey whom they say have been hugely supportive of their idea. WOMAN’S BEAUTIFUL ‘ANGEL BOXES’ PROVIDE COMFORT TO GRIEVING COUPLES was last modified: February 10th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Angel BoxesdonegalLaura McCreadylast_img read more

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