A bake sale was held during our collaboration with Get Bowtied team at AUBMC Lobby to raise awareness on premature birth.
In addition to that crochet octopuses were sold at the stand which signify a donation of an octopus to a baby in the NICU, those stuffed octopi are used as a form of therapy to help comfort and calm the babies.
Based on research and studies:
"The tentacles of the octopus apparently remind these babies of their mom's umbilical cord, and the soft knit bodies of the cuddly creatures are said to remind them of the womb".
The octopuses make the babies feel grounded and safe.