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    Swaddle Bathing Is Research-Based, Best Practice For Neonatal Bathing

    What is Swaddle Bathing?

    A swaddle immersion bath involves bathing a newborn while they are wrapped in a loose blanket. The baby and the blanket are immersed in a tub of water, while each limb is carefully unswaddled, washed, rinsed, and swaddled again. Swaddle bathing is research-based, best practice for neonatal bathing.

    Top Seven Reasons Swaddle Bathing Should Be Routine Bathing Practice In Hospitals

    • Is the least stressful form of neonatal bathing
    • Conserves baby’s energy
    • Decreases temperature loss
    • Decreases physiologic and motor stress
    • Enhances ability to feed after a bath
    • Supports family-centered care
    • Is clinically supported by professional organizations and research

    Clinical Support for Swaddle Bathing

    • 2016 NANN Advances in Neonatal Care article recommends that NICUs adopt a protocol for swaddle bathing. Tub or immersion bathing is beneficial for full-term and late pre-term infants.
    • 2018 AWHONN Skincare Guideline recommends infants be bathed with immersion tub bathing or swaddle immersion bathing.
    • “Family involvement is key to realize the potential for long-lasting positive effects on their baby’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial development.”
    • Swaddle bathing is a “typical” activity that involves the family. Early experiences matter for brain development.
    • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) – Swaddle bathing involves the family in infant caregiving.

    *References available upon request.

    Swaddle Bathing Clinical Practice Guideline

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    Catapult TurtleTub Swaddle Bathing Clinical practice guidelines
    Catapult TurtleTub Swaddle Bathing
    Catapult Turtle Tub
    The TurtleTub Is Designed to Benefit Your NICU or Well-Baby Unit
    • Built-in color-coded temperature strip displays when the water is too cold, too hot, or just right
    • Smooth contours for easy cleaning
    • Custom liner for infection control
    • Ribs and high sides support the infant during the bathing process

    Watch the AWHONN-TV TurtleTub Video on the Benefits of Swaddle Bathing

    For more information about the TurtleTub Swaddle Bathing System or to request a demonstration, call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to a local representative.

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