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The Dos and Don’ts of Bili Blanket Usage

In previous blogs we have spoken about the healing power of phototherapy that a bili blanket can provide for a young baby with jaundice. But like any medicine, or treatment for illness, improper use of this healing therapy can have bad results. Here is a list of Bili Blanket Dos and Don’ts that can help your baby get the most out of their bili blanket.

Do:

  1. Make sure that the light-source machine is on a flat hard surface such as a table, nightstand, or changing table. The baby’s crib or carpet is probably not good place.
  2. Try to keep as much as of your baby’s skin exposed to the light pad as possible.
  3. Turn your Bili Blanket device off and remove the light pad when bathing your child.
  4. Change the cover if it becomes dirty or soiled by your baby.

Don’t:

  1. Use the light pad without a cover.
  2. Keep your babies eyes away from direct exposure to the light pad
  3. To ensure proper function, do not set anything on top of the light box, or on the connecting chord.

Other things to remember when using your bili blanket are that in the fall and winter that using a bili blanket is the best alternative for getting the proper exposure to your baby. The blanket will help keep them warm and provide the UV light that their body needs. There is no need to take your baby outside and expose it to colder weather just for sunlight when they have their bili blanket. If you are interested in getting a bili blanket for your baby, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our toll free number is 888-345-1780 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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