I had several sets of the absolutely darling little diapers donated a couple of weeks ago. I have already used them at two photosessions. These fill a very important gap in bereavement supplies. Our Elizabeth was just under 3 pounds, and the smallest preemie diaper the hospital had fit her perfectly. It's about the size of a maxi pad (sorry - best visual I could come up with :)!) But what about all these teeny little peanuts that are born between 18-28 weeks that are anywhere from half a pound up to 1 1/2 pounds? Most of the time, there simply isn't anything to cover their bums. I have seen nurses fashion a "diaper" out of a piece of gauze, or even cutting up a regular diaper into a small one and trimming down the tabs. None of those options are ideal. That's why I got super excited when I first laid eyes on these.
Here they are on a cutting mat so that you can see the sizes. Each square is one inch. These were made by a woman near me as part of a service project to honor her own angel. She made sets of two of each pattern so that the family will have one as a keepsake if they wish to bury their baby with the other one. It's a very thoughtful gift. I love these colorful patterned ones, but could also use lots of plain white ones. Most of the clothing I have is white, and wild patterns show through.