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We get asked often by sales reps and distributors, "What's the pushback, if any, on the use of your product?"
I always joke, "Well, in the swaddle world, it's Bloods vs Crypts" meaning that clinicians and hospitals are either pro-swaddle or anti-swaddle and theres no middle ground. They're die hards either way. The irony of those that are against swaddling is that our product actully fixes ALL the issues they throw at us regarding traditional swaddling.
Here's the naysayers platform against swaddling:
"Swaddling leads to cold shoulders and hips"
Woombie Med Pods has a patented peanut shape that allow range of motion in shoulders and hips.
"Swaddling can come loose, increasing the risk of suffocation"
Woombie Med Pods have NO moving parts and cannot come loose. They meet the AAP standards for safe sleep.
"Swaddling prevents babies from self-soothing"
Woombie Med Pods allow the infant to move within the confines of the swaddle to hands over heart, field goal, or side positions for comfort.
"Swaddling leads to frequent wrappy and unwrapping for vital signs and patient care"
Woombie Med Pods work around diaper changes, medical devices, treatment needs and allow easy access to patient without hyperstimulation.
One of the voices behind the anti-swaddle movement is a very knowledgeable, skilled clinician, Dr. Rachel Moon. We'd be honored if Dr. Moon would be willing to review Woombie Med Pods and give us an opportunity to show her we support her goals by creating a safe, effective, and developmentally apropriate swaddle that provides continuity of care berween hospital and home and eases the transition from the womb to the world.
Be well. Swaddle all, Chelsea Vail
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.