Sunday, March 27, 2005
Valley Hospital Newsletter

The Lullaby Connection Offers Layette Packets to Babies in Need

With more than 3,400 babies born at Valley Hospital in 2004, the odds are high that not every baby is discharged to a happy, loving home with mommy and daddy. Sadly, some of our Valley babies end up at Child Haven by the time they are four days old, or are discharged in the care of another relative who may not be fully prepared for a new baby.

Enter "The Lullaby Connection" (TLC), a unique non-profit organization established in 2001 because "everyone benefits from a little TLC, especially babies."

TLC is dedicated to making sure every baby born in the Las Vegas Valley begins their life with something new, warm and filled with love. In February 2005, they began delivering layette packets to Valley Hospital's newborn nursery. Each infant packet features new blankets, gowns, booties, hats, diapers and other essential items.

"These are absolutely wonderful," said Mary Lou Haslach-LaGrutta, Nursery Manager. "It's heartbreaking, knowing these babies are going to Child Haven, or when parents ask for an extra t-shirt or blanket. You can tell every layette is made with love - everything is color-coordinated from the outfit to the booties to the hat and blanket."

The organization also provides burial outfits for perinatal loss situations; collects and donates books to local agencies; and creates hygiene kits filled with travel sized necessities that are distributed throughout Clark County.

Currently, TLC offers their support to Safe House, Child Haven, Bunkers Mortuary, Sunrise Children's Hospital, Clark County Health District, Family to Family Connection and Spread the Word Nevada, Inc.

To learn more about the organization, or if you'd like to give a little "TLC," please contact

The Lullaby Connection at 521-1061 or

Many thanks to this wonderful organization!

This Article was printed in: The Valley Hospital March 2005 Newsletter.