Welcome to Early Buds, supporting parents of premature babies.
Our mission, to support New Zealand parents of premature babies by offering them a free prem pack filled with goodies from our generous sponsors! We were founded in 2010 after the birth of our son Lucas who was born at 28 weeks gestation in August 2009. We know and understand first hand the the roller-coaster ride parents go through when they have a premature baby in care. We are here to offer hope and support through that journey.
Please take some time to look around our website, its filled with useful links, support pages and parent forums, free printables, plus many ways in which you can give back to the premature baby community. Feel free to send us a message if you'd like to help out the cause or just to chat and share your story with us!
Make a donation to Early Buds through Give A Little!
Early Buds relies on the generous donations of individuals to support our cause, so we can continue to support kiwi parents of premature babies in care. Givealittle is an online fundraising tool for New Zealanders. It’s fast, safe and easy to give a donation towards our cause.
Shop with Earlybuds - Check out our latest products
Premature Baby Merino Beanie
SIZE: XXS - Premature
Head circumference: 29cm
Our beanies are hand made from 100% New Zealand merino.
Merino wool has is very gentle and durable, it has the ability of regulating temperature, insulates and absorbs body moisture, breathes and is soft and non-irritating, making it the perfect fabric for premature babies.
Handmade made in New Zealand.
NICU Preemie Baby Milestone Cards
These 9 unique, and beautifully designed milestone cards are perfect for capturing all those precious moments in the early stages of your preemies life. Simply take a photo of your little one with the appropriate milestone card beside them, then fill in the reverse side. Here you can record date, age, weight, length and note lines making your special milestone personal.
Our NICU card pack includes 9 milestones:
- I was born __ weeks early
- My first kangaroo cuddle
- Today I had my first bath
- Today I moved into a cot
- Hooray no more feeding tubes
- Today I came off oxygen, I can breath on my own
- Today I wore my own clothes for the first time
- Today I’m going home
- Today I am 40 weeks corrected
Professionally printed on 350gsm satin matt card.
Each card is double sided, with rounded corners and measure 108x151mm.
For every pack sold, we will donate another pack to the Early Buds Prem Packs.
Waterwipes Baby Wipes - 60 pack
WaterWipes are the world’s purest baby wipe and contains only 99.9% purified water, 0.1% fruit extract and nothing else. Because they are free of any chemicals, they help avoid nappy rash and other skin conditions such as eczema. They are extra soft, strong and absorbent and recommended by midwives worldwide as a safe, convenient alternative to using cotton wool and sterile water. With a clean, fresh non-greasy feel, they leave no residue or unwanted chemicals on the skin.