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Premature baby boy born 10-weeks early was kept alive in sandwich bag.

Isaac Derwent arrived 10-weeks early.

His mother, Jennifer was out shopping when she felt a slight stomach pain – but thought nothing of it.

However it was her husband Jonathan, who decided it was time to head to the hospital, The Mirror reports that he “had a premonition he might be about to deliver their second child”.

Tiny Isaac was born 10-weeks early weighing just 3lbs 11oz (1.7 kilo). To help him survive doctors wrapped Isaac in a sandwich bag to insulate him.

Jennifer told reporters she was shocked to see her newborn wrapped in plastic but he has made a full recovery.

“Straight after being born Isaac was put into a plastic bag and the doctors said the idea behind that was to regulate his body temperature.

It was quite shocking to give birth and then for the first thing to happen is they put your baby in a sandwich bag.”

“We do have a picture of him in it, which I am sure we can all laugh about when he gets older.

“But it kept him warm and helped him get better.

“Giving birth at 30 weeks is far from ideal but we are very fortunate to have been at Derriford Hospital which is a centre of excellence.

“We can’t fault the care we received – the hospital were fantastic with us.

“I was so relieved when I heard him cry – it was an amazing moment.”

“When I was in hospital I felt really embarrassed because I couldn’t feel anything, but the nurses were concerned as they knew he would be born any minute.”

PAY-Isaac-Derwent

Isaac is certainly not the first premmie baby to be treated in a sandwich bag. Last year we shared the story of Baby Pixie who was born weighing less than one pound and doctor’s also kept her warm in a sandwich bag. We believe it is quite a common practice for premature babies.

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  • Great news to hear the baby is ok.

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  • Basically, I don’t think they’ll care much in the long term if it keeps their baby alive! Good luck to them all.

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  • Great story !! Sandwich bags are probably a bit cheaper then incubators. My now 11 year old daughter was also born 10 weeks early with a weight of 880 grams, however they didn’t use sandwich bags with her.

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  • I love to read such a happy story of the miracle of life. Well done to the medical staff! Such a cute little bub too.

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  • yeah what a little fighter! wow that is a great use for the bags

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  • Its amazing that an everyday item can save lives.

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  • This is a real miracle. It’s amazing to know that a baby born at 30 weeks can survive from something as simple as a sandwich bag

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  • Wow, I have never heard of this before. For all the technology available, something so simple can help save and regulate lives.

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  • This is beautiful! May your expanding family have happiness and health always :-)

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  • That was such a touching story

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  • Great warm-hearted story.Now sandwich can be more than just a food package.

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  • I wonder if you could use the same principal if you got caught in a freak storm with a baby? Could you cover his/her body with a large plastic bag ? Would it stop them from getting any colder if they got wet.?

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  • Wow! How amazing! So glad little Isaac had a good outcome :)

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  • THATS IS TRULY A MIRACOLE WOW WHAT A STORY HAPPY THAT THERE WAS A GREAT OUTCOME AND EVERYTHING WENT WELL

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  • Unusual way to help the baby, but if it works, why not?
    It will make an interesting topic for his 21st, or is it 18th these days?

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