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Swaddling and heat loss
  1. M P Meyer
  1. Neonatal Paediatrician, Neonatal Unit, KidzFirst, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand and the University of Auckland;

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    The letter of Hawkes et al1 raises the important issues of swaddling and temperature on admission to the neonatal unit. Besch et al2 carried out a limited comparison of different swaddling materials and found a transparent plastic bag together with radiant heat to be effective in preventing heat loss in infants over 2 kg. Following a report in the literature,3 we have …

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