Laura Tobin recalls 'difficult' time after daughter's birth

Laura Tobin is backing a new initiative from Mama Bamboo and Ickle Pickles credit:Bang Showbiz
Laura Tobin is backing a new initiative from Mama Bamboo and Ickle Pickles credit:Bang Showbiz

Laura Tobin has recalled the "difficult" time after her daughter was born prematurely.

The 'Good Morning Britain' star has returned to a NICU unit for the first time since little Charlotte was born at 27 weeks in July 2017, weighing just 2lbs 8oz, and she was proud to offer support to families at Croydon University Hospital's facility who are going through a "similar journey" to that faced by her and husband Dean Brown.

Laura is supporting a partnership between eco-disposable nappy and wipe brand Mama Bamboo and children's charity Ickle Pickles to donate tiny size 0 nappies to neonatal units across the country.

She wrote on Instagram: "What an incredibly heartwarming day. I spent the morning at the Croydon university hospital NICU unit with @icklepicklescharity an amazing premature baby charity who have announced a partnership with @mamabamboouk who are an Award-winning eco-disposable nappy and wipe brand who are supporting families affected by premature birth in so many ways.

"Together they want to make the stressful time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) a little easier and are donating their brand-new size 0 tiny baby nappies for babies 3-5lb to five neonatal units across London, including Croydon where we visited...

"I am so proud to be part of this fantastic campaign supporting families and babies in need at this critical time.

" As I’m sure you all know, Charlotte was born 27 weeks at just 2lb 8oz. It was a very difficult period in our lives, and I know what incredible impact the campaign with Ickle Pickles and Mama Bamboo will have on these families going through what I did 6 years ago.

"It was my first time back in a NICU since Charlotte left hospital and it was great to talk to some of the parents who have been on a similar journey and are about to leave hospital, including Amy who is a mum to twin girls: Arwen and Evelyn - 32 weekers and Almu, mum of Enzo a 29 weeker.(sic)"

The 41-year-old meteorologist believes the gesture from Mama Bamboo and Ickle Pickles will mean a lot to families at such a stressful time.

She wrote: "It might seem small but having nappies when your babies first arrives-often when you least expect it and aren’t prepared means it’s one thing you don’t have to worry about. Plus they are made from bamboo and biodegradable which also softer for the babies delicate skin and better for the planet."

Five neonatal units - including the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Croydon University Hospital - will each receive a free monthly subscription of size 0 nappies for a total number of 74 cots.

For more information on Mama Bamboo’s 'Give Another Mother' scheme, and to donate, visit