TECOtherm® Wrabbit

Protecting against postnatal heat & humidity loss

Preventing Postnatal Heat Loss

The TECOtherm® Wrabbit soft plastic wrap is a solution designed to help deliver clinical benefits to the most vulnerable newborns. Research has shown that utilising plastic wraps at the time of delivery effectively maintains higher body temperatures and significantly lowers the risk of hypothermia among newborns*. The TECOtherm Wrabbit is a non-sterile disposable product to help prevent postnatal heat and water loss in premature and newborn infants.

Maintaining Higher Body Temperatures

It is vital for the health and survival of low birth weight (LBW) babies to maintain their body temperature. There are a variety of clinical studies that provide evidence on the use of plastic bags and/or wraps in aiding in thermal care for these LBW babies immediately after birth*.

Product size range on the patient’s weight

S < 1000 g;

M = 1000 g – 2000 g;

L > 2000 g

The product is made of PUR film, is latex-free, DEHP-free and BPA-free with a fleece lining.

Clinical Benefits:

Effectiveness in Preventing Hypothermia: Plastic bags are effective in preventing heat loss among very low birth weight and very preterm infants. They have been shown to maintain higher body temperatures compared to traditional incubator care, leading to a reduction in the incidence of hypothermia. This thermal protection is easily achieved by wrapping the infant in a plastic bag immediately after birth*.

Cost-Effectiveness and Practicality: The use of plastic bags is a low-cost, simple, and highly effective method to provide thermal protection for preterm infant*.

Effective Beyond Initial Post-birth Care: Placing very low birth weight infants in polythene plastic bags during transport significantly reduces the occurrence of moderate hypothermia, highlighting the bags’ effectiveness beyond the initial post-birth care*.

Ease of Implementation: The application of the wrap does not require extensive training or resources, making it a practical choice for newborn care across different healthcare settings.

Supports Early Parent-Infant Bonding: Mothers emphasised that physical contact was frequently the sole positive and ‘normal’ aspect of their birth experience from the moment of delivery. The potential benefits of interventions, such as transparent wraps, which facilitate immediate visual contact and allow for cuddles in the delivery room, support the bonding process between parents and preterm infants*.

*references on requests


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