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The Information Blanket

Maker - Neil Powell

The Information Blanket
Made in the USA
Social Enterprises

Maker Story

More Than A Swaddle

We’ve all heard the quip “babies don’t come with instruction manuals.” While it’s true that newborns don’t arrive with instructions, many of us are lucky to have access to plenty of resources, including pediatric care and education, to help us navigate parenthood. Not all moms around the globe are so fortunate. The high infant mortality rates in places like Uganda make it all too clear that moms could use more tools.

With the support of local health care providers, Neil Powell’s team gathered the vital information needed to combat infant mortality rates and found the perfect medium to display it: a baby blanket. The Information Blanket combines easy-to-read icons and instructions (in the mom’s native language) to convey basic knowledge about breastfeeding frequency, vaccination schedules, checkup reminders, growth rates and illness warning signs. The blanket serves as a daily reminder of the importance of potentially lifesaving baby care.

Neil’s social enterprise operates on a “Buy One Give One” business model; for every blanket sold, Information Blanket gives a blanket to a mother in need somewhere else in the world. So far, nearly 600 blankets have been delivered to moms and their newborn babies in Uganda.

Next time you’re shopping for a gift for a baby shower or to celebrate a newborn’s arrival, think about the Information Blanket. Every baby needs to be swaddled, and the Information Blanket is a cozy choice. It’s also an impactful choice. For every blanket we buy, there’s a twin that makes its way to a mom around the world, where infant care instructions printed on a blanket could be a lifesaver. Education alone isn’t enough to prevent infant deaths, but it’s a vital contribution.

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Discovered 9/13/2011

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Discovered 9/13/2011

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Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Made in the USA
Social Enterprises

Maker Story

More Than A Swaddle

We’ve all heard the quip “babies don’t come with instruction manuals.” While it’s true that newborns don’t arrive with instructions, many of us are lucky to have access to plenty of resources, including pediatric care and education, to help us navigate parenthood. Not all moms around the globe are so fortunate. The high infant mortality rates in places like Uganda make it all too clear that moms could use more tools.

With the support of local health care providers, Neil Powell’s team gathered the vital information needed to combat infant mortality rates and found the perfect medium to display it: a baby blanket. The Information Blanket combines easy-to-read icons and instructions (in the mom’s native language) to convey basic knowledge about breastfeeding frequency, vaccination schedules, checkup reminders, growth rates and illness warning signs. The blanket serves as a daily reminder of the importance of potentially lifesaving baby care.

Neil’s social enterprise operates on a “Buy One Give One” business model; for every blanket sold, Information Blanket gives a blanket to a mother in need somewhere else in the world. So far, nearly 600 blankets have been delivered to moms and their newborn babies in Uganda.

Next time you’re shopping for a gift for a baby shower or to celebrate a newborn’s arrival, think about the Information Blanket. Every baby needs to be swaddled, and the Information Blanket is a cozy choice. It’s also an impactful choice. For every blanket we buy, there’s a twin that makes its way to a mom around the world, where infant care instructions printed on a blanket could be a lifesaver. Education alone isn’t enough to prevent infant deaths, but it’s a vital contribution.