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March 01, 2018

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We're featured in Vogue!

We're so excited to be featured in Vogue! From Stanford, to the White House, to Africa, our Founder and CEO, Jane Chen, has shown that when you truly believe in something, the entire universe will conspire in helping you achieve it! 

We're truly grateful to have now reached 300,000 babies around the world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support as we make our journey to 1,000,000!

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April 28, 2017

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Baby Sleep Tips to Start Tonight (From the Experts!)

Sleeping Baby in Lotus Flower

With Spring in full swing, the days are getting longer, and the nights are getting shorter. And, maybe at your house- the nights are already short with a little one that keeps you awake! It may seem daunting to overcome the challenges of getting your baby to sleep through the night.

Sleep Sisters, one of San Francisco’s finest sleep trainers (and trusted partner of ours), sums up 10 Things You Can Do Tonight -- simple actions you can take immediately to help you breathe a little easier and your little one get on the path to catching some z’s. 

Check out this super helpful blog post here!

April 26, 2017

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Story of Sharvil, a baby saved by our Embrace infant incubator

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.


January 30, 2017

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How your contributions have helped!

Dear Little Lotus Community,

As January comes to an end, we want to take some time to highlight some of the moms and babies we've helped with the Embrace incubator.  Here are their stories:

Belmati and her baby in an Embrace infant warmer

This is Belmati Bodra from Gulika, a small village in Jharkhand. Her husband works as a laborer to support his family. When their baby was born, they traveled to the nearest district to deliver the baby in a hospital. Because the baby was born underweight, their he was placed in the Embrace infant warmer. The baby and mother are both doing well now.


Shamko and her baby in an Embrace infant warmer

Shamko Bai belongs to the Banjara community from a small village in Anta, Baran district, Rajasthan. She gave birth to twins at the community health center. One of the babies weighed just 1.75 kg, and was hypothermic at 35.6°C. The Embrace infant warmer was used to raise her baby's temperature and played a major role in stabilizing her baby's condition. 

We recently began a partnership with One Heart Worldwide, an amazing nonprofit organization working on saving mothers and babies in Nepal. They just began deploying the Embrace infant warmers in the field this month, and we're eager to see the impact they make.

Thanks to Little Lotus sales, we are also starting a project with Nuru International in Kenya this quarter, and are in process of figuring out logistics for shipping our warmers to their sites. 

We are thankful for all your support and together, we hope to continue our journey in helping those in need as we expand into more countries this year.

August 24, 2016

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How Little Lotus Has Helped A Family Through Turbulent Times

Little Lotus Swaddle and Sleeping Bag

Dear Little Lotus Community,

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the floods in Louisiana. We recently got an update from one of our customers, whose family had to evacuate their home:

Christoper Baby in Little Lotus Sleeping Bag"Last weekend, with the help of the fire department, we evacuated
 our flooded home in south Louisiana. We awoke to two feet of water on the street in front of our house, and the situation got steadily worse. My wife and I packed bags for evacuation; only the things we could carry above our heads came with us

Today, we wanted to tell you that our Lotus came with us. In retrospect, it says a lot about a product like this when it cross into that essential group of items in your house. Our last week has been turbulent to say the least, and there are hard times ahead, but our 11 month old child continues to sleep comfortably through the night. 

Thank you to your entire team. 5/5 stars. Would buy again."

- Christopher A.

We are so glad to know that Little Lotus played even a small role in helping Christopher's little one find comfort during this time of stress. 

We'd love to hear from you and share with our community how Little Lotus has made a difference in your life! If you have a story to share, please email us at

Jane Chen
CEO and Co-founder
Little Lotus Baby


August 19, 2016

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Your contribution helped saved a baby!

Sarita and her baby in an Embrace infant warmer

Dear Little Lotus Community,

Thanks to your contribution to our 1:1 model of giving, you helped us save the life of a baby in India.  One of our nonprofit partners just gave us an update about Sarita, a mother in India who gave birth to her baby prematurely.  Her baby was severely underweight and in need of temperature regulation.  He was placed in an Embrace warmer, which helped stabilize his temperature, following which he was released from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within a week's time.

We love hearing stories like these - it's what keeps us going as we work around the clock here at Little Lotus to get the best products to you and your baby.  

Here is the story of Sarita Devi:

Sarita Devi, a mother of two, from Daulatpur hamlet, Murgiabigha delivered her second baby at 35 weeks of gestation in Paraiya PHC . The baby was severely underweight at 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.).  He was also hypothermic with a temperature of 35.7 ℃ (96.3 ℉).   The baby was too weak to cry after birth and needed special medical attention.

 As the baby was hypothermic, he needed to be placed in an incubator, but the radiant warmer in the facility was not working at the time.  Fortunately, they had the Embrace warmer on hand. The PHC staff decided to place the baby in the Embrace warmer and by the time he was ready to be transferred to a hospital,  his temperature had stabilized at 37 ℃ (98.6 ℉).  

The baby was also kept in the Embrace warmer during the transfer so that his temperature could be maintained.  After arriving at the Magadh Medical College and Hospital safely, the baby spent a week in the NICU after which, he was discharged at the weight of 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs).

The Paraiya PHC staff was very happy with the fact that they could save the baby's life by using the Embrace warmer, both in the facility and during transfer. 

Little Lotus x Embrace Infant Warmer

With every purchase of a Little Lotus product, a baby in need will be helped by the Embrace warmer.  We're still offering free shipping on all pre-orders (to be shipped mid-September) so come visit us at and check out our new prints!

Jane Chen
CEO and Co-founder
Little Lotus Baby

July 28, 2016

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Introducing Lotus Triangle: Our New Limited Edition Print

Baby in Little Lotus Triangle Swaddle

Dear Little Lotus Community,

We're excited to introduce our second new summer print: Lotus Triangle.  

The inspiration behind the Lotus Triangle came from one of our favorite pieces of a building block set. Building blocks help babies and kids of all ages learn and grow. Playtime is crucial for a child's development, just as sleep is! 

Also, we're offering free shipping on all pre-orders (products will ship in August).

For every purchase made, we will help save a baby in a developing country with the Embrace baby incubator. 

Happy summer!

Building blocks


Jane Chen
CEO and Co-founder

Little Lotus Baby

June 29, 2016

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Introducing our new Lotus Flower Print

Baby in Little Lotus Flower Swaddle

Dear Little Lotus Community,

We're excited to announce a new summer print: Lotus Flower. Our Lotus Flower print was inspired by the meaning behind our name: 

A lotus is associated with purity, beauty, birth and enlightenment. The lotus flower represents birth; the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising & blooming to achieve enlightenment.

Our new limited edition print is a perfect stylish gift for any mom and baby! We're still offering free shipping on all pre-orders!  The Lotus Flower print will ship in August.

As always, for every purchase made, we will help save a baby in a developing country with the Embrace baby incubator. We believe enlightenment is when we are able to help others.

Hope you're enjoying your summer days!

Jane Chen
CEO and Co-founder
Little Lotus Baby

April 20, 2016

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We're featured in US Weekly!

We're so excited to be featured in US Weekly April 11th edition! Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Chelsea Clinton, Heidi Klum, Stella McCartney, Arianna Huffington and many others contributed their handprints to the Touch Our Future artwork, created by incredible artist Drue Kataoka. This was the inspiration for our Lotus Signature collection, which has the hand traces of moms and babies in 14 countries - many of whom have been helped by the Embrace baby warmers.

'This NASA-devised fabric keeps babies snug. Mila Kunis contributed to the startup, which donates warmers for infants in developing countries.'

April 19, 2016

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Bloomberg <3 Little Lotus

We're excited to share that Bloomberg Businessweek just gave Little Lotus a thumbs up in their most recent issue! Here's a peek at what's in the article: 

Casey Little LotusThe Little Lotus Mom
"We had been using swaddles and had just switched over to sleep sacks, and that transition was really hard...I was skeptical. I put the Little Lotus sleeping bag on her, and I kid you not, she took a three-hour nap. She had been taking 30 to 60-minute naps.

I gave a Little Lotus to my cousin at her baby shower, and I told her the story of how [with the Little Lotus 1:1 model], Embrace incubators are literally saving the lives of babies around the world. All of these moms and grandmas and aunts and uncles were so touched. It’s an amazing way to connect with other moms around the world."


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The Doctor getting Embrace warmers to Afghanistan
"My husband, who’s also a physician, and I looked at the [Embrace] technology...and we thought, this is very appropriate for hospitals in Afghanistan, which is notorious for poor grid’re not going to be able to use a lot of medical technologies out there. 

Through our nonprofit, we’ve deployed upwards of 75 to 80 of the warmers, which have been used more than 10,000 times."


Check out the full Bloomberg article here.