Little Lotus products help babies sleep better by using NASA-inspired technology to keep them at the ideal temperature. The inspiration for Little Lotus came from our first product, the Embrace infant incubator, which has helped to save over 200,000 babies in 22 countries. In the process, we learned our technology was not only helping to save premature babies, but also helping them sleep better. With each Little Lotus sale, we donate proceeds to ensure more babies have access to our Embrace infant incubator.
Recently, we met the mom of one of these babies. Here is the story of Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi, whose baby was born prematurely in a remote village in India, and saved by the Embrace infant incubator.
Tell us about yourself!
I work as the Chief Executive Officer for one of India’s leading non-profits, Maharogi Sewa Sarniti, operating in of the most remote districts of Central India.
How did you hear about the Embrace infant incubator?
I had severe gestational diabetes, which was further complicated due to severe blood sugar fluctuations. So the doctors decided to do an elective C-section 3 weeks before the expected date of delivery. My son was born prematurely so he needed immediate warmth to keep his body temperature constant.
Dr. Anand Bhutada, a leading neonatologist in Nagpur was able to provide the Embrace incubator. I had not heard of Embrace until I saw my baby wrapped in it. Dr. Anand was very kind to send me the first photo of my son Sharvil wrapped in it, which saved his life.
How old is your son now?
My son Sharvil is now 3 1/2 years old and he is a very playful young boy. He loves jigsaw puzzles, excavators, planting trees and our dog.
Thank you for sharing your story Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi!
Learn more about our mission to help babies around the world here.