RSV is the #1 reason babies are hospitalized within their first year of life. Yet most parents don’t know it exists.
Everyone is excited to cuddle with your newborn baby, but that can spread germs. So take these extra steps around family and friends to help protect little lungs from RSV:
The community of people working together to raise awareness of RSV extends beyond Protect Little Lungs. Visit our advocacy partners for additional resources to help protect vulnerable babies from this serious threat.
Click the arrow below each partner to learn more about them.
Since 2016, people from all across the country have participated in the Knit Big for Little Lungs campaign during RSV Awareness Month (October). Many people with a passion for knitting or crocheting have donated their time to create blankets, hats, booties, and more for babies in NICUs at hospitals countrywide.
The “Knit Kit” includes everything you need to get started, including how-to instructions and suggested knitting patterns
HOURS OF WORK (ESTIMATED)
NICUs WHO RECEIVED ITEMS