A US mum’s initiative for premature babies is going viral for all the right reasons.
Amanda Huhta started making tiny clothes for premmie babies after her own son was born premature at 25 weeks and four days.
"I just remember being in tears not being able to put something on him," Huhta told Fox 11. "You never really think it is important until you can’t find anything for your kid to wear. It’s like a right of passage being able to put something on your baby."
Solving this problem was Huhta’s mum, who designed a baby-shirt that fastened with velcro.
Now, Huhta is paying it forward.
Calling the project, Twenty Five and Four, the website says, one of the first things parents do when they find out they are expecting, is pick out some clothes. But, “when you have to go to the NICU, unexpected or not, that isn't always an option.
"Due to all the wires, IV lines and tubes, regular clothes don't always work."
Unable to do it on her own, the mum put a call out on Facebook for volunteers, which soon went viral.
"Probably within an hour of that story going on Facebook my phone did not stop ringing. Within that next 48 hours I got almost 300 emails just from that local story being on Facebook. I did not expect for it to go like that. We were hoping maybe 20 people in Tucson would help us sew." she said.
As a result, volunteers from around the world have been sewing and donating clothes for premmie babies.