Space-Age Blanket Startup Helps Saves Babies

Space-Age Blanket Startup Helps Saves Babies

A startup called Little Lotus designs baby wraps using NASA inspired fabric which helps infants regulate temperatures and allows them to sleep comfortably and for longer time periods.

As any parent knows, it’s a full time job just to keep the baby at a comfortable temperature. The fabric keeps babies at the ideal temperature by drawing away excess heat when babies get too warm, and releasing it when they start to cool down. The fabric itself is soft and safe.

It’s a great idea to help not only newborns but their parents sleep more peacefully at night.

But Little Lotus’s  purpose is far reaching. For each  purchase of its product, an infant will be helped with an Embrace Infant Warmer.

The warmer is a low cost medical device used in developing countries. So far, it’s saved 200,000  babies who when born, didn’t t have enough fat to regulate its own body temperatures.

The Embrace Infant Warmer is the brainchild of Jane Chen and her partners, Rahul Panicker, Linus Liang, Razmig Hovaghimian, and Naganand Murty. Embrace released its warmer in 2011 and partnered with nonprofits and hospitals to get it to people in need.  Chen knew Embrace needed a reliable revenue stream, so the company launched its first for-profit product, the Little Lotus.

For each Little Lotus sold, the company gives money to nonprofit partners–enough to save a single baby with the reusable Embrace Warmer (it covers shipping, logistics, and training costs).

Little Lotus revenue will exceed $1 million in 2016.

So if you’re expecting or want to buy a gift for a newborn, go to  Little Lotus Baby and help save a baby.