During our stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit I would see the incubators covered with folded blankets, towels or when available a homemade incubator cover which had been purpose made to fit the incubator. There were not enough special sized covers for each incubator and hence why a folded towel or blanket would be used.
The incubator cover will help to enhance the preterm infants rest and recovery. It will shield the baby's eyes from light, exclude external noise, reduce draughts whilst allowing easy access and observation of the patient when required.
I have been working on a design with Amelie of Les Bobos Chics based in Dubai. Amelie creates the most beautiful childrens clothing, prints, gifts and homewares. From a first design to a final product, I am thrilled to share this with you.
The covers will be available to purchase from the Small and Mighty Babies Shop (coming soon!) and will be available for boys, girls and a unisex version. We have used a thick padded material which is decorated with classic Liberty fabric. The Small and Mighty Babies Incubator Cover provides parents an option on being able to "clothe" their baby when dressing a baby in Neonatal Intensive Care is not usually an option. The Mighty star also detaches and is a rattle for your Mighty Baby. I would love to hear your comments and any suggestions you may have.
Amelie, thank you for turning my dream into a reality. JPH-H