Can't crochet?  No worries!  Order a custom made NICU snuggler for your loved one here.


Have you heard crocheted baby octopus can provide comfort to preemies and newborns in the NICU? They do! They help raise their oxygen levels, prevent them from pulling at their tubes and wires and provide an overall sense of comfort. The crocheted tentacles remind these little angels of their umbilical cord and floating in the womb.

*My octos are 100% handmade by me, a mama of preemie triplets, with 100% love and heart.  

*My octos lie approximately 6 inches long, unstretched, with tentacles that stretch no further than 8 inches per NICU regulations.  

*I use premium 100% soft cotton yarn and stuff each octo with poly fil.  

*All of my items are handmade by myself in a smoke free, clean environment.  

*All octos should be washed in hot water with the goal of keeping as many germs away from your precious bundle as possible!

*Once baby is home at "the zoo" please only let your baby play with the octo under adult supervision


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  • Each NICU snuggler is handmade to order with lots of love and attention.  The current processing time is 2-5 business days pending the colors desired are in stock.