All four of our children needed phototherapy treatment! Yep, all four!
The call from the pediatrician was a little shocking. At first, we thought “what did we do wrong?” Then after reading sites like this and HealthyChildren.org we realized that hyperbilirubinemia is very common and easily treated. So rest assured new parent, your pediatrician is keeping a watchful eye!
In our case, after spending the first ten days of our second child’s life in the NICU, we sought a solution that other parents, and pediatricians, could utilize at home. Looking around, we did not see a provider readily available in our town of Austin, Texas. When we did find the company, they were closed at 5 and on weekends! Needless to say, we were very distraught as our baby did not adhere to the normal 9-5 work schedule!
Vowing to not allow other parents to go through the same challenges, we created BiliBlanket Rentals. A company dedicated solely to the rental of phototherapy equipment for the treatment of jaundice in newborns. We personally operate in the Houston metro area and receive many calls from around the country; therefore, we created a license agreement for those who want to be provided of equipment in their home town.
You can learn more about creating your own business that licenses BiliBlanket Rentals by clicking here.
Frequently asked questions
Here are a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about BiliBlankets and Neonatal Jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia).
ARE BILIBLANKETS SAFE?
The BiliBlanket system is safe to use 24 hours a day for as long as necessary. Please consult with your baby’s pediatrician for a plan of care.
WHAT DOES A BILIBLANKET DO?
A biliblanket is a portable phototherapy device for the treatment of neonatal jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia). BiliBlanket is a trademark of General Electric’s Datex-Ohmeda subsidiary, but its name has become the generic, colloquial term for a range of similar products and the term used in the medical professions.
HOW DO YOU USE PHOTOTHERAPY?
Phototherapy is treatment with a special type of light (not sunlight). It’s sometimes used to treat newborn jaundice by lowering the bilirubin levels in your baby’s blood through a process called photo-oxidation. For more information, see newborn jaundice treatment:
https://www.nhs.uk › conditions › jaundice-newborn › treatment
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PHOTOTHERAPY TO WORK?
It is important that your baby remains under phototherapy lights for as much time as possible each day. When on a biliblanket, your baby can remain on the biliblanket while feeding. Jaundice often takes about two weeks to disappear.
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