Baby Sensory Special Event Supporting Miracle Babies

This March, Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense special event classes will be running right across Australia.

The ‘Senseathon’ is a wonderful event which will also help babies born premature or sick and their families, raising vital funds to support the work of Miracle Babies Foundation, supporting the 48,000 families impacted each year.

Those already registered for Baby Sensory or Toddler Sense classes will be able to participate at their local class (only registered locations).

More than 115 classes will run during the month of March with more than 4,500 families expected to participate. Families can contact their local class to find out more about their event date.

Raising funds for Miracle Babies

Class leaders, participants and friends and family can fundraise and make a donation via the dedicated event website: https://babysensorysenseathon.raisely.com

How?

  1. Sign Up and set up your personal fundraising page
  2. Share it with friends and family, ask them to sponsor you and donate to the cause

OR, simply make a donation via the page.

Donations can be made via the website any time from now until the 30th April.

Families can also make a donation at the ‘Senseathon’ classes during March.

Money raised goes toward supporting families who have a premature or sick newborn through the Miracle Babies NurtureProgram. The program is globally recognised within the Neonatal Field and consists of;

  • NurtureLine: A national 24-hour family support line.
  • NurtureTime: In-hospital parent to parent support, facilitated by Miracle Babies Support Team Members who have also had a NICU experience themselves.
  • NurtureGroup: Out-of-hospital play and support groups for families to connect with others who have been through a similar experience.

Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. Using a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early speech and language skills, and sensory signing activities, help you and your baby communicate from birth.

"A sensory environment rich in sights, sounds, smells and textures promotes brain growth, increases the capacity for intellectual development and forms the foundation for all future learning." Dr. Lin Day. Founder of the Baby Sensory, Toddler Sense and Baby Foundations programmes

 

Hear Bec’s Story (Mum to Oscar, born at 29 weeks, and Baby Sensory Mum):

Tuesday 28th July 2015 is a day I'll never forget! At 11.41am we unexpectedly welcomed Oscar Hamish Murray at only 29+2 weeks gestation. He weighed a tiny 1220g & was 38cm long. His skin was translucent & his eyes were fused shut. He didn't make a sound, was hooked up to some oxygen & taken up to the NICU.

Oscar started his NICU journey relatively well & I was able to have my 1st hold on Day 3. However, the Prem journey is long & he would take 1 step forward & then 2 steps backwards. He had an inguinal hernia which he needed to have operated on once he was a bit bigger & stronger. He also struggled a lot with his feeds & would vomit constantly. After 77 days in hospital & on his due date we were able to take Oscar home with us! Best day!

Other than these few medical issues Oscar has grown & developed beautifully reaching all his milestones. He is now a happy, healthy 3 year old.

We started Baby Sensory when Oscar was 9 months old. This was a huge step as I didn't take him out often (except hospital appointments) as I was scared of germs. It was such a great, fun learning experience for him. He loved the stimulation & interaction with other children & I enjoyed the company of other parents. – Mum, Bec W. (SA)

Read their full story here

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Find out more about Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense classes and sign up to a class here: www.babysensory.com.au

 

 

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Miracle Babies Foundation

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