Mothers group crochet hats for premature babies to save ailing Yummy Mummys cafe in Winton

FUNDING BID: Jamii Carmen Prince, front centre, and, centre right, Yummy Mummys creative cafe owner Kasia Mistrzak and volunteers who had spent the day crocheting hats

FUNDING BID: Jamii Carmen Prince, front centre, and, centre right, Yummy Mummys creative cafe owner Kasia Mistrzak and volunteers who had spent the day crocheting hats

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A GROUP of women spent a day crocheting tiny hats for premature babies in a bid to raise awareness of an ailing cafe designed for mothers.

Baby friendly Yummy Mummys, on Wimborne Road in Winton, is set to close at the end of April if it does not find new financial backers.

Crochet expert Jamii Carmen Prince, who volunteers at the cafe, said she was keen to highlight the plight of the cafe and also use her skill to help premature babies.

“We worked non-stop for five hours,” she added. “The cafe has been struggling and I wanted to help.

“We had a lot of wool left over from a project I did at Bournemouth and Poole College last month and we managed to make 50 hats.”

Newborn babies have a body surface about three times greater than an adult’s compared to the weight of their body and lose much of their heat through their heads. When they are born early it can be a struggle to find clothes to fit them as they lie in incubators being monitored for weeks or even months on end.

“When babies are born so prematurely it is difficult for them to regulate their own body temperature so wearing hats can really help,” said Ms Prince.

The volunteer, who gave birth to daughter Amber in the Haven suite at Poole Hospital last year, said she wanted to give something back for the excellent care she received.

As well as Poole, she also plans to donate hats to Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury hospitals. Since having her child, Ms Prince said the cafe has become a great haven for her and is upset it plans to close.

She added: “My daughter is half Polish and we attend a language class together and are able to meet other mums and children. I really hope it can be saved.”

Yummy Mummys owner Kasia Mistrzak said running the cafe had always been her dream.

She added: “It’s great to have people like this around who help without expecting anything in return.”

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11:32am Thu 3 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

These are beauties wasting their time.
Beautiful ladies like this need to start their own song and dance group.
They have got to be a big improvement on The Voice and X Factor.
Little Mix look like tarts,
and Sam Bailey needs a face lift, Tom Jones has already had his face lifted.
These ladies are stunning considering they come from over Wanton.
These are beauties wasting their time. Beautiful ladies like this need to start their own song and dance group. They have got to be a big improvement on The Voice and X Factor. Little Mix look like tarts, and Sam Bailey needs a face lift, Tom Jones has already had his face lifted. These ladies are stunning considering they come from over Wanton. nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

12:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

A cafe designed for mothers........... what about fathers or grandparents who are also often involved in childcare ?
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Whilst a family orientated cafe is a great idea I think that Kasia needs to broaden her appeal to extend beyond just Mums to other members of the family who help out with childcare.
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This is a very innovative way to draw attention to the cafe and help a good cause. I wish Kasia luck in securing the future of her venture.
A cafe designed for mothers........... what about fathers or grandparents who are also often involved in childcare ? . Whilst a family orientated cafe is a great idea I think that Kasia needs to broaden her appeal to extend beyond just Mums to other members of the family who help out with childcare. . This is a very innovative way to draw attention to the cafe and help a good cause. I wish Kasia luck in securing the future of her venture. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 3

4:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

Since when does a cafe need "financial backing" ( apart perhaps from a start up loan)

If you can't make it within 3 months you are doomed to fail anyhow
Since when does a cafe need "financial backing" ( apart perhaps from a start up loan) If you can't make it within 3 months you are doomed to fail anyhow billy bumble
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5:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

we-shall-see says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
A cafe designed for mothers........... what about fathers or grandparents who are also often involved in childcare ?
.
Whilst a family orientated cafe is a great idea I think that Kasia needs to broaden her appeal to extend beyond just Mums to other members of the family who help out with childcare.
.
This is a very innovative way to draw attention to the cafe and help a good cause. I wish Kasia luck in securing the future of her venture.
I think you are splitting hairs here. By far the majority of childcare falls to mothers and this cafe sounds like it was started up to get stay-at-home mums and toddlers to meet in a social situation, although I would bet my hat they would also welcome fathers and grandparents etc.

Perhaps they need financial backing to help buy toys etc for the children, or wool and supplies for those who cannot afford to buy their own? Who knows? Either way, they are doing some good work making things for premmie babies and I wish them well in their venture.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: A cafe designed for mothers........... what about fathers or grandparents who are also often involved in childcare ? . Whilst a family orientated cafe is a great idea I think that Kasia needs to broaden her appeal to extend beyond just Mums to other members of the family who help out with childcare. . This is a very innovative way to draw attention to the cafe and help a good cause. I wish Kasia luck in securing the future of her venture.[/p][/quote]I think you are splitting hairs here. By far the majority of childcare falls to mothers and this cafe sounds like it was started up to get stay-at-home mums and toddlers to meet in a social situation, although I would bet my hat they would also welcome fathers and grandparents etc. Perhaps they need financial backing to help buy toys etc for the children, or wool and supplies for those who cannot afford to buy their own? Who knows? Either way, they are doing some good work making things for premmie babies and I wish them well in their venture. we-shall-see
  • Score: 5

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