Rowen the NICU Octopus

Rowen the NICU Octopus

SKU: 364215376135191

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.  


    All octos are 100% handmade by me, a mama of preemie triplets, with 100% love and heart.  Each stitch is made carefully with the safety of your baby in mind.  From start to finish an Octo takes about 3 hours to make!  These have become well loved heirloom and milestone photo companions for many of our recepients.

     An octos lies approximately 6 inches long, unstretched, with tentacles that stretch no further than 8 inches per NICU regulations.  

    Each octo is made with premium 100% soft cotton yarn and stuffed with poly fil for easy sanitizing.

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

    Each octo is carefully gift wrap and includes an explanation of what the octopus is used for and washing instructions. 

    All octos should be washed in hot water and tuble dried for 2 hours. 

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

    NICU guidelines vary from place to place, make sure your NICU will allow such "toys" in with baby.


    Due to the custom nature and sanitary reasons returns, exchanges, or cancellations are not accepted, but please contact me if you have any problems with your order.


    Each octo comes with FREE SHIPPING via First Class USPS to mainland 49 states and DC.  

    • All items are handmade and shipped from Ohio. Once packages leave our shop we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages or shipments delivered to an incorrect address. Customers are responsible for ensuring that all shipping information is correct and accurate when the order is placed.

    • All items will be shipped with tracking, with the exception of some international sales. Product tracking and shipping information can be found through your order information emailed to you after the time of purchase. Once an item has been shipped it is no longer the responsibility of The Preemie Toybox, but rather the shipping provider. If your package does get lost, let us know and we will do everything we can to help.