A warm start for newborns

Målfrid og Trond Eliassen

To be born on your way to the hospital is not the easiest way to start your life, but it helps if it happends in an ambulance. And you are extra lucky if you’re born in an ambulance in west Norway.

Ambulance driver Trond Eliassen learned on a midwife course that they should have a hat ready to keep the newborn from loosing heat. Trond knew what to do and asked wife Målfrid for her help.

Now every newborn in an ambulance in west Norway gets a warming, homeknitted hat, in matching ambulance-colors. During an evening she knits one and they are now part of the midwife-suitecase in the ambulances. Check out the story in norwegian here for more pictures.

Check out Trond’s socks, Målfrids knits them too and they are getting very popular among both ambulance drivers and the police. And when an ambulance driver becomes a parent, their new one are equipped by Målfrid with knitted hat and socks as well.

A great story if you ask me.

Usage of image was permitted by Helse Bergen.

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

5 Responses

  1. Margaret says:

    I guess that is better than being born in the hospital elevator like I was 😐


  2. I love that story! What a lovely knitter!

  3. beeker says:

    I think this is a cool idea. I can only imagine how many children are born on their way to the hospital.

  4. Ada says:

    What a beautiful gesture!

  5. Nicole says:

    That’s just awesome :D!!

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