One of my favorite angel organizations is Teeny Tears Diapers. I remember when they had just started their organization and thinking that it was such a wonderful idea!
Teeny Tears provides hospital and infant loss organizations with tiny flannel diapers to give to families suffering through losses. The two sizes of diapers cover angels from about 18 weeks to 32 weeks, which is wonderful since preemie sized diapers just do not fit these tiny little angels.
Teeny Tears had not started when I delivered my angel, but one of the nurses gave me a few preemie sized diapers to bring home. It really was a sweet gesture, but that diaper was so big and it didn't mean anything to me.
Look at the size comparison of my angel to a regular preemie diaper.
This is exactly why what Teeny Tears does is so important. Having clothing to fit your angel is such a comfort when appropriately sized items just aren't available. Something as simple as a diaper can help a grieving family find comfort and closure and know that they are not alone in this struggle.
Left to right: preemie diaper, large Teeny Tears diaper, small Teeny Tears diaper
Each diaper comes in a set of two, one for the angel and one for the family to bring home as a special keepsake. Teeny Tears includes a card with each set as an option to dedicate your contribution to your own angel.
Teeny Tears has many groups and individuals donating diapers from far and wide, and occasionally hosts sewing events. Last month I was able to meet Megan and Vanessa and felt their excitement and dedication about this organization. They are simply wonderful!
Currently Teeny Tears has over 30,000 diapers donated, some of which came from Sew Much to Share/Angel Outfitters. Their blog is a wonderful source of inspiration, and gives people and groups an opportunity to share their own stories and why they do the service that they do.
The patterns are quick and easy to do, perfect for a service activity for any type of group. It's amazing how something so tiny, like a diaper, can touch the hearts of so many people.