Sleep is critical for premature infants as it allows their bodies to grow and their brains to mature and develop. According to a recent study, diaper changes for a premature baby are considered as stressful as inserting a Catheter, Nasal CPAP or Heel prick. With up to six hours of absorbency, Pampers Preemie Swaddlers are carefully crafted to help minimize stressful diaper changes and outside disruptions, such as leakage. The new design also helps support natural positioning to keep preemies comfortable and asleep.
“When babies are in the womb, they have this natural and nurturing environment that allows them to develop, both physically and neurologically,” says Lynn Schuetz, senior director, R&D at P&G. “When they come out into the world earlier than expected, this process is interrupted, making sleep even more critical to their development than normal. That’s why we were so excited to be able to bring this product directly to preemies by distributing it into the hands of the hospitals taking care of them during this most delicate time.”
The new diapers include:
- Swaddlers Ultra Leakguards with dual-layered cuffs to lock in leaks
- Reversible Diaper Design with ComfortFit including soft, stretchy and re-attachable tabs for a customizable fit
- Breathable layers featuring thousands of micro-pores to keep air circulating and baby’s skin dry
- Premium softness to provide ultimate comfort for baby’s delicate skin
In addition to focusing on preemies’ development, these diapers were also made with their caregivers in mind. With NICU nurses giving diaper changes anywhere from six to eight times a day, Pampers knew bringing them into the design process was crucial to ensuring Pampers Preemie Swaddlers was its most comfortable and gentle - yet still effective - diaper yet.
“As a category leader in the preemie space, it’s our job to evolve our products as the needs of our babies do,” says Schuetz. “It was therefore important for us to lean into NICU nurses’ knowledge while creating this product. As the ones that watch over these infants and ensure their growth and development is on track every single day, we knew leveraging their insights would be key. As part of our commitment to the healthy, happy development of baby, it includes being committed to those that serve them on a daily basis.”
Pampers Preemie Swaddlers support up to six hours of absorbency for uninterrupted sleep for babies under 1800mg. They can be found in sizes P3 and P2 and are available in select hospitals across the U.S.