Approximately 1 in 9 babies (or 450,000 per year) is born prematurely in the United States. Those that spend less than 37 complete weeks inside the womb have an increased risk of illness, disability, and death. Because the tiny infants and their parents have enough to worry about, Huggies recently unveiled its newest diaper line, which is specifically intended for preterm babies.
Until now, there has been no diaper on the market geared towards premature babies. This proved to be a difficulty for parents, who were having a tough time finding a diaper that would both fit and not affect the infant’s delicate skin.
Distractify relays that Huggies worked closely with NICU nurses to launch the Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers. They’re meant for babies that weigh under 2 pounds (900 grams) and are soft enough they won’t adversely affect a preterm infant’s developing skin.
Commented Eleonora Daireaux, the Vice President of Huggies North America:
“We’re passionate about helping all babies thrive, especially the smallest and most fragile. This Huggies diaper reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions for the NICU. After hearing of the need for a diaper that meets the special requirements of these babies, our expert teams in skin science, research, product safety and manufacturing were inspired. Knowing every second counts for these babies, the team acted quickly to bring Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers from concept to launch in hospitals in just six months.”
Premature babies are no longer forgotten in the realm of diapers. That’s worth celebrating! What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!
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