George at Asda is launching the first supermarket range of premature baby clothing in partnership with the baby charity Tommy’s. The new range of Premature Baby Clothes by George at Asda will be the most affordable on the high street and 10% from the sale of each garment will be donated to Tommy’s to fund research and support families with premature babies. This is a great idea, with the stress of having a premature baby you would want to be able to find suitable clothes as conveniently as possible.

The range was launched today and will be stocked in 70 Asda stores nationwide, specifically pin-pointed in stores that are within a short distance of the nation’s specialist neonatal hospitals. The range will also be available for next day delivery and click and collect on George.com so parents can spend minimum time worrying about clothing and maximum time with their new baby.

Here are some findings about Premature births and premature baby clothes in the UK:

  • Over half of multiple and 8% of single births are premature in the UK every year
  • 90% of parents say there is a lack of premature baby clothing available
  • 55% worry regular clothing will interfere with their baby’s medical equipment

The new range from George and Tommy’s has been made with these concerns in mind. The range includes special features such as a flat open-out fitting, extra poppers and irritation free seams to ensure clothing is comfortable and easy to secure around medical equipment.

The range is suitable for babies from 1lb-5lb and these pictures emphasise just how small that is:

boys premature baby clothes by george at asda girls premature baby clothes by george at asdaThe range of Premature Baby Clothes by George at Asda starts at just £5 for three bodysuits, up to 860% cheaper than the price of similar garments sold at other retailers. This is sure to be a help at a time when parents may be already financially strained with unexpected costs.

Emma-Lees Laing, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s said:

Premature babies can spend many weeks in hospital being cared for by medical staff, and often dressing their baby is one of the few ways that parents can care for their newborn. However, getting clothes to fit a 3lb baby is a real struggle and often parents are reliant on hospital gowns or nothing at all. This new affordable range means that parents will be able to choose clothes for their children in the same way as other parents, dress them in clothes personal to them, and start the journey of daily care for their baby.”

George’s premature baby range launches in selected stores and online today, prices start from £5 (3-pack)

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