At Little Toader, we believe in bringing attention to causes that touch our heart. There are so many great causes out there. We want to share with you the Baby Haleigh Donation Fund. Created to bring awareness and to share the message, “Never shake a baby”, and to help provide a sweet little girl the care she needs to recover.
The thought of it is tough to imagine; why someone would shake a baby? It is more common than you would think. Baby Haleigh, now 2 years old, has spent most of her life rehabilitating from an injury sustained as a newborn. The most common cause of injury sustained from shaking a baby is caregiver stress. It is so important to get the message out and to provide another way for parents to get through those sometimes hours of crying that seem like they will never end.
The hospitals we delivered our kids at required us to watch a video before we left. It was mandatory and they made us sign a document saying we watched the video. The video went over some basic baby care topics, but also covered the topic of shaking a baby. The actors in the video were “normal” looking parents that became overwhelmed with the stress of a new baby and shook their baby. While the stages of inconsolable crying aren’t permanent, the damage from shaking a baby can be.
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome offers some great tips for coping with inconsolable crying that can occur with a newborn. Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable. The Baby Haleigh Donation Fund is not only working to raise funds to help get Haleigh the care she needs, but they are about sharing the message to “Never shake a baby.” They provide free car decals to help spread the word. Decals can be provided by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be provided by contacting any Wells Fargo Bank. Advise that you are looking to donate to the Baby Haleigh Donation Fund (account owner Beth Strickland).
Written by Lori Bredemeier, Founder of Little Toader makers of AppeTEETHERS
Lori Bredemeier is the co-founder of Little Toader with her husband Michael. They are the inventors of AppeTEETHERS and here is how their teething toys are chosen again and again by parents as babies’ favorite teether. The unique patented design has five key features:
- one solid silicone piece — there are no parts and no surface materials that could possibly come apart or detached;
- easy to clean – not porous so they do not absorb germs, dirt, or any other undesirable deposits;
- uniquely designed for baby to easily hold on and fit into the different angles of baby’s mouth;
- patented, silicone with slight texture providing the perfect amount of resistance — no topical paint and no risk of fading or having the paint rub off into baby’s mouth; and
- free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC and lead.
Not only are AppeTEETHERS safe and effective, they are funny too! Using a play on words with “appetizers” and “teethers,” AppeTEETHERS look like real food: choice of Chompin’ Chicken (wing) or Baby-Q Rib with Nopainapple, Ice Scream U Scream, Broccoli Bites, and LOL! Sucker coming this summer.
Consistently ranking as one of the top teething toys, AppeTEETHERS are a truly unique teething solution. Babies love them and parents get a kick out of watching their precious bundle of joy using them. All Little Toader products are tested and are Consumer Product Safety Commission compliant.