Our Technology

DreamWarmer™ is designed to deliver life-saving warmth.

  • Not dependent on electricity

  • Easy to use and reuse

  • Made of wax that melts at skin temperature

  • Lasts for approximately six hours

  • Target price: Less than $100

  • Reusable with a goal of up to 1000 times

  • Includes insulating protective sleeve

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 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.

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

Our Technology

DreamWarmer™ is designed to deliver life-saving warmth.

  • Not dependent on electricity
  • Easy to use and reuse
  • Made of wax that melts at skin temperature
  • Lasts for approximately six hours
  • Target price: less than $100
  • Reusable with a goal of up to 1000 times
  • Includes insulating protective sleeve

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

    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).

            A Standalone Heat Source

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

                Wrap blanket around baby and DreamWarmer for insulation.

                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.

                  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.