Here's the Tiniest Diaper You've Ever Seen, for the Smallest Preemies


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Finding diapers in your newborn's size is typically something most parents don't give a second thought -- and that's a good thing. But what if your precious infant were so tiny those traditional nappies didn't fit? Heartbreaking, right? Well, here's some good news for parents of preemies: Huggies has created Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers just for babies who weigh less than two pounds.

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Fortunately, less than 1.4 percent of infants born each year are under that fragile weight, but still, neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have struggled to find a diaper solution worthy of these tiny tots.

Recognizing the need, Huggies worked with NICU nurses and neonatal therapists to create this line that will leave "no baby unhugged." Plus, the manufacturer optimized the fit to promote healthy growth and development while taking into account that newborns usually have delicate, sensitive skin. 

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In a press release, Eleonora Daireaux, vice president of Huggies North America, explained how the new line came about:

We're passionate about helping all babies thrive, especially the smallest and most fragile. This Huggies diaper reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions for the NICU. After hearing of the need for a diaper that meets the special requirements of these babies, our expert teams in skin science, research, product safety and manufacturing were inspired. Knowing every second counts for these babies, the team acted quickly to bring Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers from concept to launch in hospitals in just six months.

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Look at how tiny these are! 

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Needless to say, moms are thrilled with this news. 

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Nurses ensured that the snugglers conform to the babies' bottoms without any gaps or limited leg movement.

This is great news, as parents of premature or extremely tiny infants have enough worries without adding one more. As these babies are fighting to grow and blossom, they deserve to be as comfortable as possible.

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