8th August 2022
We hosted our first Baby Celebration for our families who had babies during Covid and it was a huge success!
It was a beautiful hot summer’s day with a cool breeze, just perfect. Families gathered under our big willow tree on picnic blankets with teddy bears, balloons and cake… what more could you want? The bubble machines and baby song playlist created the perfect atmosphere for little ones to run around and show off their dance moves.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many smiley faces in one place. It really felt like a big family reunion.
Over the last few years, so many patients have asked if they could bring their babies in for cuddles but as we are still abiding by restrictions we’ve not been able to do that so we’ve decided to have a picnic-style event outside the clinic where patients could gather, meet other families like their own and introduce us to their babies and other children.
As we have been deprived of baby cuddles for over two and a half years, we have welcomed this day with open arms and it was so good to see our patients again and hold their babies after such a long time.
We had so many Mummies from the LGBT community and it was amazing to see so many of them connecting, sharing their miracle baby stories and phone numbers to stay in touch after the event.
It was such a lovely feel-good day with such positive feedback that we’ve decided to do this on an annual basis going forward.
Memories made of dreams come true.
We’ve received some lovely comments from patients who attended the day:
- “So lovely to meet some of you at the baby celebration day! You are all amazing x”
- “Had such an amazing day on Saturday at the baby celebration!! xxx”
- “Ah, it was lovely to see you all and finally have cuddles. The clinic will always have a special place in our hearts for helping us have the family we dreamed of x”
- “Thank you so much for the lovely time on Saturday and thank you for their teddy bears. We all had a great time xx”