Innovation That Matters

Colour-changing sleep suit signals baby's fever

Health & Wellbeing

For parents of young children, pediatric fevers are often the first harbinger of the next childhood illness to be endured. Aiming to make such fevers more obvious sooner, UK-based Babyglow offers an infant sleep suit that changes colour as the baby’s temperature rises. Babyglow’s registered products are designed and calibrated to change colour when the temperature of the wearer’s body rises above the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C. Specifically, the pink, blue or green suits turn white when baby has a fever, thereby enabling parents to act faster to prevent overheating. Soon to be available for babies from newborn to 18 months old, the sleep suits are colour-fast and machine-washable. They require no power source, and are tested by Bureau Veritas UK and Ireland. Pricing will be GBP 20 or about USD 33 per suit, according a report in Engadget. Babyglow is looking for distributors and agents to help it expand into international markets. One to bring to the legions of anxious parents near you…? Spotted by: Cecilia Biemann



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