Handle with Care provides knitted infant caps and diaper bags to families of premature babies leaving the Neonatal Care Unit at the University of California (UCI) Medical Center. Families in need are identified by hospital staff. The caps are knitted/crocheted by members and friends of Assistance League of Orange.

This program sends the babies home from the hospital with a “gift” diaper bag filled with necessities recommended by the staff and includes:

  • Handmade knitted preemie cap

  • Preemie diapers

  • Receiving blanket

  • Onesies

  • Socks

  • Washcloths

  • Comb and brush

  • Wipes

  • Soft toy

  • Book