About The Preemie Store

Preemie Store has been family owned since opening in 1983. Pat Cotter acquired the store in 1985. As a mother of two preemies, she developed a love for preemie families and a desire to assist in clothing these little fighters, by sewing little things for sale at Abbott Northwestern, and Minneapolis Children's Hospitals. She then opened the on-line Preemie Store in the early 1990's and has been providing clothing and accessories to preemie parents. Her two preemie daughters have assisted her at times, which has brought her business full circle.

In 2018, after 33 years of clothing thousands of premature babies, Pat retired to enjoy her grandchildren better. The team from Perfectly Preemie is adding their 25 years of designing and manufacturing preemie clothes to the mix. With the same passion for serving premature babies and their families, the mother & daughter team of Cressie & Melissa will endeavor to continue the Preemie Store tradition far into the future.

Perfectly Preemie started in 1993 when a friend of mine had a preemie weighing just under 3lbs, and none of us could find her clothing. I had been an avid sewer for years, so I took on the task of making her a few little things, and that is how 25 years have passed so quickly. We now have a small factory in Seattle, as well as home sewers that help manufacture all our "Perfectly Preemie" Brand. 

I now also have the privilege of working alongside my daughter, Melissa who takes care of all the order fulfillment, customer service, and so much more. It is a real joy to know Preemie Store is in such good hands with someone who has been with me along this beautiful journey as long as I have. She is planning to take over whenever I am ready to retire; the problem is I have no intent at this time! You see I love what I do. Along with Melissa, my wonderful husband Kevin helps out with all the bookkeeping, and website needs. Preemie Store is indeed a family business, working with your family in mind.