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Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Receives Donation of Sleepea Swaddles for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

May 7, 2021

Shown here, left to right, with the new Sleepea swaddles, are: Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU nurses Julie Viggiano, Maria Cosico, Rachael Cortes and Denise Lamplugh.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has received a donated supply of Sleepea® swaddles from California-based Happiest Baby, Inc., which, in 2020 and 2019, donated several SNOO bassinets to the hospital. The SNOO bassinet – a combination rocker-white noise machine – is programmed to respond when a baby cries, also swaddles babies so they can’t roll on their sides, preventing factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SNOO bassinets and now Sleepea swaddles – known as a “five-second swaddle” – have also been donated to Jefferson’s other baby-delivering hospitals: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. The 100% organic cotton Sleepea is an award-winning baby swaddle, to be used outside the SNOO bassinet.