The Hug a Baby project
Compassion motivates the Hug a Baby project. It is a non-profit organization manned by volunteers, whose sole purpose is to help the mothers of new babies particularly those who have nothing.
Produced with a spirit of excellence, the Hug a Baby bag is a love gift to these mothers, helping them to cope in those first few critical weeks. Many mothers return home with their babies to no fathers, difficult township conditions and little or no money. Hug a Baby meet a few of the mothers directly, instead it provides a free bag for the maternity staff to give to the mothers. The nurses, share with us that many of the mothers are very surprised to get a free gift of such value and usefulness, reactions are often emotional.
Tight budgets only permit hospitals to attend to the medical needs of the mother and baby, this they do in a very caring environment.
Hug a Baby places the nursing staff in the unique position of being ‘givers’ to their patients, extending the hospital’s love and care into the mother’s home.
As a recognized Service Provider, Hug a Baby has become an integral part of the maternity wards which really do love this project. Nurses teach and encourage the mother to bond with her baby by hugging them.
Nurses say that the name Hug a Baby totally conveys what they teach and the bag is a catalyst of this love in action.