Baby sleeping bag replaces incubator

Embrace-Infant-WarmerEach year, 20 million babies are born prematurely or with a low weight. This phenomenon is especially common in developing countries. These babies can be in risk of hypothermia, as they are not yet capable of regulating their own body temperature. In such countries, there is no money available for incubators, and energy supply is often unreliable. Therefore these babies are kept warm by strapping hot water bottles onto them, laying them under lamps or suspending them over hot charcoal. Despite all these efforts, each year 4 million babies die within their first month, which comes down to 450 babies every hour…
The Embrace Infant Warmer was developed by a group of students as their graduation project. Their professor’s challenge was: ‘develop an alternative for incubators, that uses less than 1% of the current technology and achieves the same medical results’. After product development, testing and adjustments, this Embrace Infant Warmer seems to be the solution; a small sleeping bag with a heating element. Within 20 minutes, the substance in the heating element is heated and ready for hours of use, in order to keep a baby at a constant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. After tests in Indian hospitals, the non-profit organization Embrace has started saving lives in China as well as Somalia. A product with a mission, and a wonderful project! The video on Embrace is certainly worth watching.

Ready-set- go buggy

quinny-yezz_greencurve_sunThe designers of this Quinny Yezz buggy have clearly been inspired by kite surfers, skaters and skydivers. The frame is made of IXEF fiberglass composite and therefore it is ultra-lightweight, it weighs no more than 5 kilograms. The buggy looks cool with its skate wheels of PU rubber, is easily maneuverable, and, despite its light weight, still stable. For the Ripstop seat, the connections and fastenings, the designers have taken their inspiration from skydivers and kite surfers. Also take note of the folding mechanism: the buggy quickly foldable and stand in its folded mode, which can be handy with a baby or infant on your arm! When folded, you can easily carry the buggy over your shoulder with its strap, which makes this Quinny Yezz a real ready-set-go buggy for active parents. Also nice to know: this buggy is entirely ‘Made in Holland’.