The ThermoSpot is a non-invasive hypothermia indicator for infants. It is a single 12 mm flexible plastic disc that sticks directly onto the skin and can remain on for as long as 7-10 days. It is for use in a facility by a clinician, by a community health worker or by a parent. The device changes color when the baby's core body temperature changes, allowing it to be understood even by a non-literate parent. When it is black the child has severe hypothermia. Note that the device has been tested in Malawi, Nepal and India. The simple device comes in a strip of 5. Five strips of 5 are in each pack. Each thermometer is actually re-usable once it is washed with soapy water making it extremely cost-effective. The inventor of the device is currently pursuing CE marking.
These sterile mylar infant warming blankets are used to keep an infant warm by reducing evaporative and connective heat loss. The infant warming blankets have a little hood to wrap over the baby's head and they fold over at the bottom to keep the baby warm during transport. Infants are extremely susceptible to hypothermia. These blankets would be particularly effective in colder setting where infants need to be transported from homes or facilities to hospitals. We sell them in packs of 10. This sterile device comes packaged in a tiny rectangle and is extremely lightweight. We offer steep discounts in high volumes.
It is widely known that hypothermia is a leading cause of morbidity among newborns and that an effective low-cost solution is maternal warming of the infant through skin to skin contact. But what role does maternal body temperature play? A 2008 study examining community management techniques for neonatal care in Shivgarh, India showed unexpectedly that a significant number of mothers also suffer from hypothermia. Using the ThermoSpot temperature indicator, researchers discovered that in almost half (42%) of the cases of newborn hypothermia, mothers were even colder than their infants!