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Every 15 minutes a baby is born addicted to drugs in the United States. Studies have shown swaddling as one of the best ways to support these babies psychosocially as they experence withdrawl after birth. These sweet souls are at risk for overheating when swaddled in a blanket, especially the flannel blankets commonly used in hospitals.
This is why a Harvard based Neonatologist began using the Woombie Bili Pod, a vented, mesh 360 degree swaddle that keeps babies contained and comforted in a womb-like shape. The Bili Pod allows air flow to prevent overheating and features a patented peanut-shape to allow range of motion in shoulders and hips. The length of the swaddle allows wiggle room for kicking and stretching freely and can be folded under the feet against a bumper or rolled blanket to promote flexion.
These babies are often attached to IV for meds and fluids and monitored with EKG around the clock. The double zipper allows for lines and leads to hang out the top or the bottom of the swaddle pod and diaper chnages are a breeze via the bottom zipper. The Woombie Bili Pod can also be used for procedural support by keeping the top of the pod zipped, comforting the baby, and releasing a foot from the bottom zipper for heel sticks and blood draws.
The Woombie Bili Pod can be single, or multi-patient use and provided comfort and safe sleep for these NAS babies, commonly referred to as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Also, please keep eyes and ears open for the launch of the baby box by Prapela to further support these precious patients.
Get the Woombie Bili Pod online now or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out who the sales rep is for your region or country!
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.