Incubator covers

Incubator covers are designed to protect the baby from the bright hospital lights and to create a homely atmosphere. Colours should ideally be pale and soothing.

Requirements Quilt Top: 60” x 44” child friendly cotton print fabric
Quilt wadding: 40” x 20”
Quilt back: 60” x 44” white/cream cotton fabric or sheeting

diagram of how to make an incubator cover

To Make:
Assemble layers. The quilted area sits on top of the incubator, so the wadding goes in the centre with 10” either end of the long side and 12” either side on the width. You can quilt this top area as you like and also the sides, avoiding the slits.

Please note that there are slits required on either side of the cover for observation purposes. There are 4 slits each 10 “ long and 9” from the end of the wadding. The centre 22” of each side can thus be lifted up, allowing the nurse a clear view of the baby.

This pattern was kindly provided by Joy Edgington

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