Parents don’t usually love dishing about diapers (after all, the changing process is a bit unpleasant), but Huggies is giving moms and dads everywhere something good to chat about when it comes to them. The brand has announced the launch of an adorable, teeny-tiny diaper line for premature babies: Huggies Little Snuggler Nano Preemie Diapers. These diapers are specially crafted to protect the sensitive skin of preemies weighing less than two pounds. According to a press release, fewer than 1.4% of newborns fall into such a weight category, so it’s hard to get a hold of tiny diapers in hospitals.
However, after working closely with NICU nurses and neonatal therapists, Huggies realized that while not all babies would benefit from these little nappies, the ones who would, would do so greatly. “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,” said Eleonora Daireaux, Vice President, Huggies North America.
“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.” According to Daireaux, Huggies was able to bring the concept to life in just six months. After extensive research and interviews, Huggies produced the diapers, which feature specially-sized fasteners as well as a narrow, absorbent pad, comfortable for baby despite his/her position. The tiny diapers now occupy hospital NICUs around the U.S. only after going through an intense, individual inspection process.
“Good-fitting diapers are important to the healthy growth and development of our smallest patients,” said Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, NTMTC, an infant development specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas, one of nine Level III and Level IV NICUs that tested the new diaper. “In our experience, we found Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers conformed to the baby’s bottom without gapping or limiting leg movement. The thinner fasteners and less material at the waist provided a good fit for baby while still protecting their fragile skin.” While these diapers may be small, the comfort they’ll give to preemie families everywhere is huge.
source: WOMAN’S DAY