NICU Swaddle Bathing for Family Centred Developmental Care
TurtleTub is a tool to provide the family-centred, positive experiences that last beyond the NICU. TurtleTub swaddle bath engages the baby’s family and helps them care for their infant in a typical parenting activity. Swaddle bathing made easy while providing family-centred developmental care in the NICU. TurtleTub is beneficial for both pre-term and full-term infants. Simple Solutions International is proud to be able to offer this nurturing and safe swaddle bath product to all maternity and children’s hospitals across Australia.
Catapult Products was founded in 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT. The two founders have over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and marketing dozens of medical products in a variety of healthcare and developmental care settings, and they bring 18 years of infant and paediatric clinical experience to their product designs. Their mission is to develop superior products that bring positive experiences to infants and their families.
Benefits of the TurtleTub
Swaddle bathing using TurtleTub is an easy, safe and important activity for parents to care for their baby/babies in hospital. Family Centred Developmental Care has become the standard of care in leading international hospitals. Calm and effective swaddle bathing with TurtleTub is fast becoming routine for this practice.
- Supports family-centred care
- Mimics compact environment of womb
- Decreases physiologic and motor stress
- Conserves energy
- Improves state control
- Enhances ability to feed after bath
- Decreases temperature loss
- Causes less crying
- Facilitates social interaction
- Should be routine in your hospital
A personal TurtleTub is ideally assigned for babies admitted for an extended period of time, with tub stored in the net bag together with personal accessories and labelled with ID. For shared TurtleTubs the best practise for infection control includes our disposable liners. This provides an economical option while offering the best swaddle bath practice and infection control. Most hospitals require a combination of personal and shared TurtleTubs.
Features of the TurtleTub
- Ribs and high sides supports infant
- Fleece blanket has excellent thermal properties
- Temperature strip designed for infant bathing
- Rinse cup stores conveniently
- Neutral PH mild TurtleTub baby wash
- Convenient Pour Spout
- Smooth contours for easy cleaning
- Flow through design keeps water circulating around baby
- Stackable for easy storage
- Now with disposable liners (optional)
See the TurtleTub in use in a busy NICU in this ABC4 Utah news report – NICU Staff Keeps Tiny Babies Alive and Teach Parents How To Care For Them While In NICU
Contact us for more information
If you have any further enquiries about the Catapult TurtleTub available to hospitals, or have any enquiries about the other developmental care products available at Simple Solutions, feel free to get in contact with our friendly team of staff.
Fill out an enquiry form on our contact page or give us a call on (+61) 8 9388 3004 and we will be happy to assist you with your enquiries.