Shown, from left, with the new Sleepea swaddles, are Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU nurses Julie Viggiano, Maria Cosico, Rachael Cortes and Denise Lamplugh.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in Turnersville recently received a donated supply of Sleepea swaddles from California-based Happiest Baby Inc., which donated in 2019 and 2020 several SNOO bassinets to the hospital. The SNOO bassinet — a combination rocker and white noise machine — is programmed to respond when a baby cries and also swaddles babies so they can’t roll on their sides, preventing factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SNOO bassinets and now Sleepea swaddles — known as a “five-second swaddle” — also have been donated to Jefferson’s other hospitals that deliver babies: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. The 100% organic cotton Sleepea is an award-winning baby swaddle, to be used outside the SNOO bassinet.