Huggies announced a new line of diapers this month made specifically for premature babies.
The diapers, officially titled “Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers,” fit newborns weighing less than two pounds.
Pre-term births affected 1 out of every 10 babies born in the U.S. in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In a statement, Huggies said it worked with nurses from neonatal intensive care units and neonatal therapists to design the diaper with special details, like a softer liner to protect preemies’ fragile skin.
The diapers are part of a Huggies campaign called No Baby Unhugged, which funds grants for volunteer hugging programs in U.S. hospitals.
The Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centers conducted a study for the brand that found skin-to-skin contact with pre-term babies promotes normal heart rates, improved sleep and healthy weight gain.
Pampers also released a similar diaper for premature infants, also designed with neonatal professionals, last year.
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