Below are NewbieTubie Package shopping lists and links to our wishlists for items we are in need of right now! This list is current and we keep our wishlists updated based on supply!
We are so thankful for each and every donation, we truly cannot do this without your support and generosity! We are in need of donor support for products as well as for shipping fees to keep going, so share our posts to help us reach more donors so that our loyal followers and community don’t have to keep funding it 😉
Thank you in advance and please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or suggestions on fundraising or other possibilities ✨
AMAZON: MAIN LIST: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1J7LHVRD4V3A6?ref_=wl_share
BUDDIES NEEDED: One fun way to get involved is to sponsor a button buddy! All you have to do is pick out a special stuffed animal we can use to create a ButtonBuddy for a special newbie
You can purchase a buddy online & add a note so we know who it is from, can share your name with the newbie (if you’d like), & can send you photos when we create the Button Buddy and send it out! 📬
Sponsor a Book! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/A2HGIE93P9BL?ref_=wl_share
Another fantastic donation option is purchasing a tubie-geared children’s book!
Whether they are for little tubies, little ones who have a parent, sibling, or friend with a feeding tube, or for a tubie to share with their classmates, youth groups, sports teams, etc to help normalize the idea of tube feeding and take away any feelings of fear or anxiety for both the tubie and their peers/loved ones, these books can bring so much joy, love, comfort, & self acceptance to a little tubie and their team.
Both toys and books are a way kids learn about the world & normalize, so reading about feeding tubes with young kids can make this incredibly foreign concept, meaning the tubes & the idea of “eating” through the tube on your belly – into something they are aware of, have a basic understanding of, and don’t consider to be icky or scary or weird. It’s just a feeding tube, it’s how some people eat, let’s go play now. How cool is that? Kids are truly incredible in how open they are to learning and how ready they are to accept new ideas, new experiences, how many different ways you can achieve the same goal. We should all be raised with open minds and warm, welcoming arms, we should all live to accept one another and our differences. Life is boring any other way.
Of course, monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated We are currently running on fumes fund wise, it keeps us from sending more packages out. So share our pages. Share your own story, that’s what people love to read. If we sent you a package, post about it! Did it make a difference? Share a photo, ask them to support & then share in honor of you✨
ShoppingList: NewbieTubies Supplies (forever changing inventory)
*TUBIE ITEMS- We always need tubie pads **, clips**, tracheostomy pads, and more! Our Etsy list is the place to go!
*BARRIER CREAMS – We need barrier creams (similar to diaper creams!) for our newbies to use – 3x antibacterial ointment and calmoseptine ex.
CHAPSTICK – We are out of chapstick and it is that season again! send us your favorite kind to share with a newbie!
FACE MASKS/Self Pampering- (Skin care masks, not surgical/COVID masks) We love including care items as well as spa/pamering items like face masks & epsom soaks and nail kits to let people do at home pampering post op! A little self care is always comforting & refreshing while recovering or admitted
FACE MASKS – AGAIN? We do love including surgical masks, so if you make cute COVID masks, send them our way!
Baby Bath & More – bath supplies, fun bath paints & crayons, fizzers, foams, etc are always great; also sponges, towels, bubble bath, and bath toys & bath books! We also use baby socks, chewies, musical fun, and all care items.
Onesies – Solid colored onesies – if you have any of these on hand or see them on sale, send them our way!
FUZZY SOCKS – who doesn’t love these?
MINI GERM X – you can get these for 97C at Walmart as well as at any pharmacy or the dollar store! It is SO important that our recipeints have these while they heal, especially since they are having surgery during COVID19. So when you shop for yourself in person, for pickup, or online, add in a few for Newbie Tubies! Also on Amazon
Mini QTips- right by the mini germ x are mini qtip containers! We love these for every package so send them our way next time you see them! Also on amazon
Thank you to everyone who reads, shares, and donates to our efforts. You areall making a difference for someone who’s is in need of happy mail and love, so you can feel good about that. Sometimes giving feels even better than getting, and I can guarantee that this is one of those times 🙂