Prepare to saw “Awwww” because chances are you’ve never seen a diaper this small before.
Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers are especially designed for babies weighing less than 2 pounds.
That’s right, 2 lbs. That’s roughly the weight of a head romaine lettuce.
According to the World Health Organization, out of 15 million babies born each year, about 1 in 10 will be born premature (less than 36 weeks spent in utero). Though these statistics are low, still many NICUs (Natal Intensive Care Units) had been unable to meet the diapering needs of the littlest residents of the hospital. Now, preemie babies will get comfortable coverage on their tiny bums, without doing unnecessary damage to their still developing bodies.
Eleonora Daireaux, Vice President of Huggies North America said in an official press release “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.”
Because baby’s skin in still developing well into the last trimester of pregnancy, preemie babies are born with especially fragile skin.
Baby’s skin is actually translucent until those last weeks of development, when he begins to store more fat, turning the skin opaque. Because of the thin, delicate nature of preemie skin, these babies are more prone to rashes and sores.
These new diapers are made from soft, flexible, more absorbent material. And thinner fasteners also create a comfortably snug fit around baby’s teeny waist.
Just imagine the small comfort this will provide parents of premature babies living in the NICU. Kudos to everyone involved.