Little Lotus Kickstarter to Help Vulnerable Infants in Developing Countries

Embrace Warmer

Embrace Warmer

It’s easy to take for granted the tools we have in the US to care for premature and at risk babies. For example, there isn’t a hospital in this country that doesn’t have an incubator to help underweight babies regulate their body temperature.

In developing countries, hospitals don’t always have enough incubators, or even the electricity to run an incubator. While I don’t know this fact for certain, I can only imagine that small or remote villages don’t have an incubator handy for premature babies or low weight babies at risk of hypothermia.

Little Lotus Swaddle

Little Lotus Swaddle


We just heard about an amazing product to replace incubators in places where they are not available: the Embrace Warmer. It doesn’t require constant electricity, is portable and reusable. Developed using the same material NASA uses for spacesuits, the Embrace Warmer looks like an advanced swaddling contraption that keeps the baby from becoming too hot or too cold. The technology works by drawing away excess heat if the baby starts to get too warm then releasing it if he starts to cool down.

Little Lotus started a Kickstarter Campaign on April 14th, to roll out a line of baby products including a swaddle, sleeping bag and blanket made with the same proprietary material used in the Embrace Warmer. Much like the Tom’s Shoes One For One mission, for every Little Lotus product purchased, an Embrace Warmer will be donated to a baby in need. Since it is reusable up to 50 times, not just one baby will benefit from this donation.

Little Lotus Sleeping Bag

Little Lotus Sleeping Bag

If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter Campaigns, this is how they work: You pledge a certain amount of money to your chosen campaign to help fund the project, which can be anything from a movie or book to a product like the Embrace Warmer. If the campaign reaches its funding goal by the deadline set, your pledge is collected and the creators move forward with the project. After the project is complete, everyone that has pledged money receives a reward in return. Many campaigns offer tiers of donations, and the more you donate the more you get at the end.

Little Lotus Cozy Blanket

Little Lotus Cozy Blanket

For the Little Lotus Kickstarter Campaign, you can pledge anywhere from $5-$10,000 dollars. If you’re hoping to receive a Little Lotus Cozy Blanket, 2 Swaddles or 2 Sleeping bags in exchange for your donation, expect to pledge $125 (they will be retailing at $150). If their funding goal of $98,000 is reached by May 29, 2015, the product development will move forward and you will receive your reward in late summer.

As a bonus, if Little Lotus reaches its goal by the end of May, we’re going to host a giveaway for one of 3 Little Lotus swaddles, sleeping bags or blankets. We encourage you to check out Embrace Warmer, Little Lotus and their Kickstarter page to learn more!

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