These super-small nappies were launched in the United States in February 2017, and are now used by neonatal nurses at Auckland, Middlemore, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch Hospitals after successful trials.
“The Huggies micro nappy . . . is about the size of a tennis ball and is designed for babies weighing between 900 and 1500 grams.
Besides that, Huggies also has a nano version, even smaller in size and is for babies weighing under 900 grams”
They are not only devised to fit babies snugly, but also to protect their delicate developing skin. Other features of the nappies include gentle fasteners and leg gathers for foetal tuck positioning, room for tubes and lines, and flexibility for nurses to place them on babies from either direction, front or back.
Read the full details in the full Sunday Star Times article here
(Thaks Lisa for being involved and helping to raise awareness. Great to hear Millie now home and doing well)
On the same day, the news featured on Newshub. You can view this video here.