The DreamWarmer™ Solution: 

DreamWarmer™ is affordable, reusable, washable and sanitary, and can be used by anyone, anywhere. It is a non-electric infant warmer that supports skin-to-skin (STS), also known as Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

Skin-to-Skin Complement

Heat to supplement skin-to-skin (STS) or used on its own

Safe

Temperature indicator clarifies safe start time

Affordable

Costs less and lasts longer than any other multi-use infant warmer on the market

Intuitive

Easy to prepare, use, and clean with minimal training. Low- literacy instructions provided

Versatile

Appropriate for delivery room, hospital, clinic, transport or home use

Electricity-Free

Water, boiled by any means, provides heat source

Accessible

For medical assessment or intervention

Sanitary

Easy-to-clean between uses with no attached fabric

The DreamWarmer™ Solution:

DreamWarmer™ is affordable, reusable, washable and sanitary, and can be used by anyone, anywhere. It is a non-electric infant warmer that supports skin-to-skin (STS), also known as Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

Skin-to-Skin Complement

Heat to supplement skin-to-skin (STS) or used on its own

Safe

Temperature indicator clarifies safe start time

Affordable

Costs less and lasts longer than any other multi-use infant warmer on the market

Intuitive

Easy to prepare, use, and clean with minimal training. Low- literacy instructions provided

Versatile

Appropriate for delivery room, hospital, clinic, transport or home use

Electricity-Free

Water, boiled by any means, provides heat source

Accessible

For medical assessment or intervention

Sanitary

Easy-to-clean between uses with no attached fabric

Our wax mattress is composed of multiple PCM “candles” designed to become liquid at skin temperature.

The wax mattress slides into an insulating sleeve that is constructed with sturdy neoprene material that requires no attached fabric and can be easily cleaned and reused. 

Once melted, the wax mattress maintains 37°C temperature until it cools to the solid phase.

The mattress is heated by rolling and submerging it in boiled water, making it easy to prepare even in remote settings. The warming pad is inserted into a neoprene sleeve, which provides comfort and insulation to maximize duration of heat transfer.

The DreamWarmer™ Kit 

 

The DreamWarmer™ kit is packaged in a backpack with straps for easy portability. Each kit contains the following:

  • Thermos with lid
  • Wax mattress with built-in orange temperature indicator
  • Protective Insulating Sleeve
  • Backpack for portability

A Simple Device with Innovative Technology

The DreamWarmer™ is easy-to-use, inexpensive, reusable, and washable. It is a non-electric infant warmer that supports Skin-to-Skin (STS), also known as Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC).

We modeled the design of DreamWarmer™ after a heating pad. The wax mattress, which comprises the DreamWarmer’s core innovation, uses phase change material (PCM) to maintain skin temperature (37°C). The PCM is a precise mixture of vegetable oils that changes from solid to liquid at 37°C.

Our wax mattress is composed of multiple PCM “candles” designed to become liquid at skin temperature.

The wax mattress slides into an insulating sleeve that’s constructed with sturdy neoprene material that requires no attached fabric and can be easily cleaned and reused. 

Once melted, the wax mattress maintains 37°C temperature until it cools to the solid phase.

The mattress is heated by rolling and submerging it in boiled water, making it easy to prepare even in remote settings. The warming pad is inserted into a neoprene sleeve, which provides comfort and insulation to maximize duration of heat transfer.

 

DreamWarmer Kit

The DreamWarmer kit is packaged in a backpack with straps for easy portability. Each kit contains the following: 

  • Thermos with lid
  • Wax mattress with built-in orange temperature indicator
  • Protective Insulating Sleeve
  • Backpack for portability

Step-By-Step Instructions

    Heat water to boiling (100ºC).

      Roll wax mattress andput inside thermos.

        Fill thermos with boiled water.

          Screw on thermos lid and wait until the wax isfully melted (~30 min).

          Remove wax mattress from thermos, dry off with towel, and slide into insulating sleeve.

          Wait until orange temperature indicator turns solid (~15 min).

          Standalone Heat Source

            With KMC

              Put baby on mattress with only hat and diaper if available.

                Wrap blanket around baby and DreamWarmer™ for added warmth.

                • Put baby in KMC position with only hat and diaper if available.
                • Place DreamWarmer around baby’s back.
                • Wrap blanket around DreamWarmer™ and mother.

                Step-By-Step Instructions

                  Heat water to boiling (100ºC).

                    Roll wax mattress andput inside thermos.

                      Fill thermos with boiled water.

                        Screw on thermos lid and wait until the wax isfully melted (~30 min).

                        Remove wax mattress from thermos, dry off with towel, and slide into insulating sleeve.

                        Wait until orange temperature indicator turns solid (~15 min).

                        Standalone Heat Source

                          Put baby on mattress with only hat and diaper if available.

                            Wrap blanket around baby and DreamWarmer™ for added warmth.

                            With KMC

                              • Put baby in KMC position with only hat and diaper if available.
                              • Place DreamWarmer around baby’s back.
                              • Wrap blanket around DreamWarmer™ and mother.