Isolette covers - page 2

I keep seeing references in threads to Isolette covers, like they're a specific thing. We use... blankets. Often it's the same hospital-issue blankets we use to swaddle, make beds/rolls, etc. You... Read More

  1. by   Mimi2RN
    We use hand made quilts that have been donated by a local company. They only cover the top of the isolette, but work better than cotton baby blankets. They are a nice gift that goes home with the baby.
  2. by   BittyBabyGrower
    Our child life has volunteers that make us ours...they have the split front cover for easy access and they make them specific for our isolettes so that we can access the holes for our lines.
  3. by   kayga69
    As a NICU RN for over 20 years, I have worked in several different units and used a variety of covers on isolettes. Most of them were donated by different volunteer groups. Some worked better than others. In an effort to provide my current unit with some consistently well-made covers that are developmentally appropriate (blocking noise and light) and durable enough to stand up to the rigorous laundry process we put our linens through, I came up with a design that uses recycled scrubs backed with fleece.

    A pdf of the instructions is available here: Isolette Covers
    All proceeds from the sale are used to purchase supplies to keep making the covers for our 65-bed NICU.

    Thanks for your support and happy stitching.
  4. by   MiniBabyRN
    We just use large blankets (which usually end up falling on the floor and having to be replaced). There is a group that makes blankets and hats for our unit and we also have some that were donated to us. If all else fails, we use those white hospital blankets with the stripes. We have giraffe isolettes and the brand makes special covers for those beds, but I don't see my unit buying those any time soon lol. We have washers on our unit for the "pretty linen."
  5. by   dardymomma
    My son was in the NICU for 16 weeks and we got to take home the handmade quilt that covered his isolet. It's a great memento from a difficult time. We're 10 years out and it still feels like yesterday. You NICU nurses are the best!!!
  6. by   Galore
    We just use the standard swaddling blankets as well, but most of the time parents will bring in nice ones or volunteers make the heavier quilted blankets to put over the giraffes.