An infant warmer is a key piece of equipment in neonatal intensive care units, aimed at providing the newborn with a comfortable thermal area that maintains its body temperature between 36 and 37 degrees. This is because when a baby is born from the mother's womb, which is a natural incubator, it needs to be warmed up. Keeping a baby's body temperature at normal levels is imperative for their health. If not, they may experience hypothermia, which would impair all their bodily and organic functions.
Infant warmers are used regularly in delivery rooms and neonatal care units to simultaneously provide external heat and open access to newborns. Immediately after birth, babies are routinely placed under warm, radiant light to help stabilize their temperature until they can achieve self-regulation. Monitoring and resuscitation can be easily performed from the open access of a radiant warmer, along with the necessary procedures. Infant warmers are also used for critically ill patients who require constant nursing intervention.