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May 08, 2016

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mother and baby with Little Lotus Sleeping Bag


Dear Little Lotus moms,

Happy Mother's Day! We want to celebrate the global community of mothers today, and to honor the courage, love, and hope of the women we meet through our work. They remind us there is nothing more pure and selfless than the love a mother has for her child -- and the compassion moms have for helping other moms. 

Thank you for being a part of our community, and our mission to help moms around the world. Each Little Lotus purchase goes towards helping a less fortunate mother, like Sujatha, a woman I met in India years ago. Sujatha lost three of her children, but had the courage to adopt a baby girl, and use her experiences to help other women in her village. She continues to be an inspiration to me, and you can read her story here.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, for the love they bring to this world! 


Indian women and Embrace infant warmer

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: 

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"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.

April 19, 2016

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The Results Of Our Sleep Study Are In!

Sleeping baby in Little Lotus Swaddle

We're excited to share the results of a sleep study we just conducted! Here's a snapshot: 

  • 8 out of 11 babies slept more when using Little Lotus Baby vs other products 
  • Babies slept 4 hours longer on average when using Little Lotus Baby

Sleep is crucial to a baby’s brain development. Studies have shown that babies with more sleep had better cognitive development. And, growth hormones are released during sleep to help your baby grow big and strong.

Little Lotus Baby products help your baby sleep better, by using a special technology to keep them at the perfect temperature. Our super soft fabric absorbs your baby’s body heat when they are too hot, and resupplies it when they are cold. Fewer temperature fluctuations allow for better sleep.

Super cool technology, but we know many of you are thinking: Does it actually work?”

We put our products to the test with 11 babies under the age of 1. For this informal study, over the course of 5 days, moms were asked to record every sleep cycle using their existing swaddles or sleep blankets. The babies then switched to the Little Lotus swaddle or sleeping bag for 5 days.

And the results?  Here’s what we found:

  • 8 out of 11 babies slept more while using Little Lotus Baby products
  • These 8 babies slept 4 hours longer on average
  • 9 out of 11 moms were less worried about their baby being too cold with Little Lotus Baby products

We hope Little Lotus Baby brings peace of mind and extra rest to tired parents, both through our technology...and through knowing that every purchase helps to save a baby in a developing country. Happy sleeping!

Jane Chen
CEO and Co-founder
Little Lotus Baby
March 16, 2016

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#MamaNeedsSleep Contest & Additional Sleep Tips from Dr. Harvey Karp

Following up to Sleep Awareness Week last week, we are launching the second part of our #MamaNeedsSleep campaign! As new parents you probably are not getting enough sleep. The average parent gets 6 hours of sleep, and that is just not enough. Little Lotus has partnered with Dr. Harvey Karp, baby sleep guru and author of the best-selling book, The Happiest Baby on The Block, for a contest to help parents get some much needed rest. Because #MamaNeedsSleep. See below for more details on the contest. 

Also, we have some coveted tips from Dr. Harvey Karp to help your baby sleep better:

  • White noise is helpful to get your baby to sleep. While Karp recommends "shushing" as part of his "5 S's" method to get the baby's attention and help sooth crying, white noise is better for sleep. However, there are different types of white noise. For sleep, it is better to use a lower pitched rumbling white noise. 
  • The ideal room temperature is around 70 degrees. There are simple ways to check babies temperature cues, such as feel the ears to make sure they don’t feel cold, or if the back of the neck is warm and sweaty - that’s a sign baby is too warm. 
  • There are a lot of swaddle options out there that some have additional benefits, such as Little Lotus which helps regulate the baby’s temperature. If a baby is too hot or too cold when they are sleeping it can disrupt their sleep. Overly hot or cold can even be dangerous.
  • “Never wake a sleeping baby” is not true, says Karp. If baby falls asleep in your arms or while nursing it is a good idea to wake them a bit when you lay them down to sleep. If you transition baby directly from your arms to sleeping in a crib, when baby wakes they will be disoriented and it can be upsetting. However, if you transition them into the crib and then wake them a bit so they are alert for a few seconds before they fall back to sleep, then when baby wakes in the middle of the night they are more likely to be able to soothe themselves back to sleep. 
  • It's ok to let the baby fall asleep while nursing or in your arms. Parents are often told "don’t let baby fall asleep while nursing or in your arms." However Karp says, these are precious moments and experiences that baby will grown out of before you know it, so it’s okay to enjoy these moments. When you lay baby down, just wake them a bit again, so they learn to self sooth and fall back to sleep.

#MamaNeedsSleep Contest

#MamaNeedsSleep Contest

We want to see your adorable baby pictures, sleeping or otherwise, with your best/funniest/worst sleep experience captions. The Grand Prize Winner will win a personal sleep consultation with Dr. Harvey Karp (priceless!) as well as a suite of Little Lotus products to help baby sleep better. Additional runner-up prizes include Dr. Harvey Karp’s Soothing White Noise Sleep Sounds and Little Lotus products…all great things to help your baby sleep better, and that means more sleep for Mama.

Please see entry details here.

There are many ways to earn entries:

  • General entries: can be earned from March 17-21st. One randomly selected winner will be announced on the 22nd and will receive the Dr. Harvey Karp Sleep Sounds, a Little Lotus Swaddle and $100 Amazon Gift card.
  • Voting: we will select ten of the pictures and captions and post them for the public to vote on from March 22nd (noon PST) through March 24th. The picture with the most votes will be announced on the 25th and awarded the full suite of Little Lotus products ($465 value) and coveted Dr. Harvey Karp sleep consultation.
  • Four runner-ups will also receive the Dr. Harvey Karp Sleep Sounds and Little Lotus Sleeping Bag.

So share your stories, share with your friends and follow Little Lotus, because every #MamaNeedsSleep. Good luck!

- The Little Lotus Team

March 07, 2016

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#MamaNeedsSleep Giveaway

It’s Sleep Awareness Week and we know that new moms need more sleep, so we put together a list of sleep tips that pros swear by, and partnered with some of our favorite brands that help mama and baby sleep better for a #MamaNeedsSleep giveaway!

How to get better sleep

We’ve all been there - tossing and turning in your bed at 3am from having too much coffee, and waking up to the sound of your baby crying just when you are heading into dreamland. Here are some of our tried and true techniques that you can start doing now for a better night’s sleep tonight:

#MamaNeedsSleep Giveaway

#MamaNeedsSleep Giveaway Products

To celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, we’ve hand-picked products that are designed to help you relax, unwind, and get a better night’s sleep. One lucky winner will receive a Little Lotus Swaddle, DockATot Delux Dock, Loved by Hannah and Eli Sleepy Bear Gown, Cake Maternity Gateau Cami and Pant Sleepwear, Zoe Organics Mama's Ritual Bath Soak and Baby Bath Tea.

Entering is easy, simply click this link!

This giveaway ends Sunday, March 13. The winner will be announced on Little Lotus’ Instagram and Facebook page on Monday, March 14. Share with your friends to increase your chances of winning!

Have a happy, well-rested March!

- The Little Lotus Team
February 11, 2016

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Little Lotus & Embrace Innovations!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Little Lotus & Embrace Innovations! This month, we were excited to host our first Little Lotus Event of the year and launch our Ambassador Program. Read on to find out how you can become more involved in our mission to save 1 million babies.

Valentine’s Day Promotion: Know someone who’s expecting or recently become a parent? Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by giving them the gift that helps their baby sleep better, and goes towards helping mothers and babies in need. For a limited time, we are offering a $10 discount on all products purchased on our website (code: LOVE).

February 4th Event: Set in the scenic Russian Hill overlooking the evening view of Bay Area, we brought together supporters to share our mission, learn about ways to get involved with Little Lotus, and get to know each other over wine and cheese. Thank you to those who came out to support us. 

Little Lotus Ambassadors

Ambassador Program: We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Little Lotus Ambassador program and invite you to take on a role in building our community.

  • Lend your network: for every friend you refer who makes a purchase, you’ll receive $10 off your next product and be entered into a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card. Your friend will also get $10 off their first Little Lotus order.
  • Voice our mission: post a picture of your baby in our product with #LittleLotusBaby for a chance to be featured on our website and social media. Remember to set your post to "public" setting! Please join our FB group.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please send an email to, and I will get back to you with more details.

Impact Story: To date, Embrace Innovations has saved over 200,000 babies across the world. Nathan was one of these babies. Born prematurely and weighing only 2 pounds, he was found abandoned on a street in China. Nathan was rescued by Little Flower Orphanage, and kept in the Embrace infant warmer for a month. Not only did he survive, but he was then adopted by a family in Chicago, where he now lives. This week, Nathan turned 4 years old, and is a happy and thriving little boy.

Nathan - Embrace story

Your support means the world to our team and babies like Nathan. On this Valentine’s day, we are so grateful for your support in our mission to help save 1 million babies, and to send love to babies all around the world.


Jane Chen,

CEO and Founder, Little Lotus Baby

January 13, 2016

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Embrace Spotlight: Roopa

Dear Little Lotus Community,

I am here today to share the story of Roopa, who gave birth to her baby on November 26th, 2014, on a rickshaw in India.

From a village in southern India, Roopa gave birth to her little one much sooner than expected. It was a late autumn night and by the time she was rushed to the clinic, her baby was already well underway. Weighing just above 5 pounds and severely hypothermic, his body temperature hovered at around 89.6 degrees - almost 10 degrees lower than that of a normal newborn. In Roopa’s eyes, there was confusion and fear, but also a mother’s determination.

Roopa and her baby in an Embrace infant warmer

With eight minutes to go before the turn of a new day - just hours after he was born on a rickshaw - Roopa’s baby boy was placed in an Embrace infant warmer. His body temperature quickly stabilized in the next 40 minutes and reached a healthy 98.6 degrees. We hope he stays warm and healthy.

Stories like Roopa’s happen every day around the world. Through the Little Lotus 1:1 model, we aim to help thousands of more vulnerable mothers and babies.

Thank you for your support in making this a reality, and giving hope to parents and babies everywhere.

With love,

Jane Chen

Founder and CEO

Little Lotus
January 07, 2016

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Happy New Year From Little Lotus Baby!

Happy 2016 from the Little Lotus family! January marks the start of a new chapter, and is also a great time for reflection. Last year, I met parents and babies from around the world who continued to inspire me to work towards a brighter future and to help vulnerable babies all around the world. Here are a few of the blessings from the year I am particularly thankful for: 

Our Kickstarter Campaign

We launched Little Lotus Baby with a Kickstarter campaign last April, and I am humbled by your overwhelmingly positive response. Thanks to you, we surpassed our pledge goal in just a over a month, and with the contributions, raised enough funds to both launch Little Lotus and to help save more than 650 babies in developing countries with the Embrace infant warmer.

Every pledge is a cheer that continues to motivate me on this incredible journey. 

Women and baby in Embrace infant warmer

The Little Lotus Community

I am grateful everyday for the people who believe in our mission and nurture the growth of Little Lotus, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this journey. Our mission is to create technologically innovative and socially impactful products for the global community of parents and babies. Your support means the world to me, and I am excited to welcome you to the Little Lotus community. Baby in Little Lotus onesie

Our First Orders

With your support and patience, we were able to deliver the first shipments of Little Lotus products December. As we continue to improve our products in 2016, I personally invite you to share your experience with me - any feedback is appreciated. Please directly send me your thoughts at

Children's Book, Little Lotus Swaddle and Baby in Little Lotus Swaddle

We’d also love for you to share photos of your babies! Please tag us using #mylittlelotusbaby and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

2015 was an incredible first year for Little Lotus, and I can’t wait to share what we have in store with you in 2016 as we continue our efforts to bring you great products and help thousands of babies around the world through our 1:1 model.

With love,

Jane Chen

Founder and CEO, Little Lotus Baby