Sleep is crucial for premature babies to support development, requiring up to 22 hours a day¹. Vital medical interventions, sometimes up to 200 a day², can mean their sleep is interrupted.
Pampers Preemie Protection nappies are specially designed for preterm babies and provide up to 6h uninterrupted sleep. However, only 15% of neonatal units in the UK order Pampers Preemie Protection nappies despite being FREE of charge.
If you’d like to help raise awareness this World Prematurity Day, then you can show your support too. For every Pack of Pampers nappies and nappy pants purchased from Boots between Nov 11th 2023 and Jan 7th 2024 and from ASDA between Nov 8th – Nov 28th 2023, Pampers will donate 1 premature nappy to premature babies in the UK*.
*For every Pack of Pampers nappies and nappy pants purchased in Boots between Nov 11th 2023 and Jan 7th 2023 and in ASDA between Nov 8th – Nov 28th, Pampers will donate 1 premature nappy to UK premature babies.
¹Timothy Yao, M.D., Neonatologist at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California (https://www.romper.com/p/how-much-should-preemie-babies-sleep-probably-a-lot-more-than-you-think-experts-say-18724615)
²Murdoch D et al. Handling during neonatal intensive care. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1984. 59: 957-961
At three sizes smaller than a regular newborn nappy, Pampers Preemie Protection are specifically designed for premature babies weighing less than 1.1lb (500g). Over the years, we have donated hundreds of thousands of these nappies to premature babies via UK hospitals, and we want to make sure that Pampers Preemie Protection nappies are accessible for every premature baby in the UK.
If your hospital would like to order Pampers Preemie Protection nappies please email the Pampers team at
Pampers has partnered with Bliss since 2017 to ensure essential support is there when parents and premature or sick babies need it the most. This year, Pampers will donate to support the recruitment of Bliss Champions back onto units to provide parents with emotional support in the early stages of their babies journey. This service provides families with emotional and practical support both on neonatal units across the UK and when they return home with their little ones.
If you are interested in supporting Bliss Champions, or would like to discover more about the service, please visit https://www.bliss.org.uk.
Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick, and champions the right for every single one of them to receive the best care. Bliss works by:
• empowering families • influencing policy and practice • enabling life-changing research