Designed to assist conventional therapy, to help infants exhibiting, CNS, respiratory, gastrointestinal, metabolic and vasomotor withdrawal symptoms under the direct and constant supervision and monitoring of the appropriate health care provider. Please see guidelines for Use of Weighted Blanket for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or Neonatal Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) described below
Suggest use: The baby should ALWAYS be professionally monitored and congruent with institutional safety guidelines whenever using the blanket, and must be directly supervised by a designated healthcare professional. Documentation of infants tolerance and effectiveness should be noted. AGAIN, The Torso Blanket is to be supplied and used under the direct supervision of the Appropriate Healthcare Professional and congruent with the institutions safety guidelines and ALWAYS on monitors. Never allow to cover the neck and face and in the unlikely event of any discomfort discontinue use immediately.
Suggested use, 30-minute intervals before feeds/cares or after feeds/cares
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Extra Small 11 X 20" weights approx. 1 pound
Material: 100% Cotton
Flannel for soft touch
Denim for durability
Machine wash on a cool wash (30 to 40 degrees C) and it is best to allow to dry naturally. Do not Iron. Do not Dry Clean.
Weight non-molding poly-pellets are sewn into many channels keeping the weight evenly distributed.
Designed with a double inside pouch system for extra durability and safety.
Weights approx. 1 pound
Size: Extra Small 11 X 20"
Weighted blankets/pads should only be used by the attending professional nurse, doctor, consultant, occupational therapist or other suitably qualified health professional.
Ensure that the blanket does not cover the Baby’s face and never use the blanket as a restraint. The baby should ALWAYS be on appropriate monitors congruent with institutional safety guidelines whenever using the blanket. In the unlikely event of any discomfort discontinue use immediately.
Keep the blanket away from heat sources, naked flames and cigarettes.
Do not place on heaters or radiators. Do not roll up a baby in a weighted blanket.
Never cover the head with the weighted blanket and ensure the head is exposed the entire time in use.
Do not use if there is a condition that may be compromised by putting weight on the body.
Children under the age of three may not be able to move out from underneath or peel back the blanket, therefore these vulnerable infants must ALWAYS be on the appropriate monitors and congruent with institutional safety guidelines whenever using the blanket.
Make sure the blanket is always in good condition and have no holes, openings, rips etc.
Kozie Clothes accepts no responsibility for the misuse of blankets and lap pads supplied.
Guidelines for use of Weighted Torso Pad for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or Neonatal Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)
- Infant should be professionally monitored on cardio/respiratory monitors while blanket is in use
- Ensure blanket does not cover face/head and is never used as a restraint
- If infant experiences discomfort, discontinue use immediately
- Do not use if the infant has a condition that may be compromised by putting weight on the body
- Ideal blanket placement is approximately 30 minutes before of after feeds/care
- Can be used several times in a 24-hour period
- Blanket should not be utilized on an infant being observed 48 hours post-Methadone treatment
- Document under non pharmacological intervention on NAS flow sheet
- After discharge, blanket goes in NICU laundry, Machine wash cold, flat to dry, or tumble dry on low
***Neonatal Units and Units dealing specifically with; infants with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)
If inquiring about a Weighted Baby Torso Blanket for infants struggling with essential functions, please email Susan Donohoe at kozieclothes.com or call 484.624.5751, for information and special pricing.