Isolette (incubator)

An isolette is a clear plastic enclosed crib that maintains a warm environment for a new baby and isolates him or her from germs. A baby, especially a premature baby, who cannot maintain body heat can be protected from drafts and cold in an isolette.

Last Updated: May 5, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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