As new parents, we experienced firsthand the anxiety so many moms and dads feel over choosing sleepwear that will keep their baby safe.
We’re Oliver and Sarah Smith, founders of Innogized Technologies, a company that was inspired by the birth of our son, Luca. While preparing for his arrival, we quickly discovered the lack of a reliable, fact-based way to determine how to dress a newborn safely for sleep. From parenting websites to the medical community, the standard advice was all the same. “Dress your baby in no more than one layer than what you’d wear.” Not very helpful advice, especially when one of us can be comfortable in a t-shirt while the other is wearing a thick sweater and jacket.
That did not sit well with us. We felt this advice was not only vague and confusing, but that it could even be dangerous given the fact that overheating is known risk factor for SIDS. And that set the wheels in motion.
Oliver Smith, PhD.
CEO and Co-Founder
Previously a Technical Fellow Scientist at The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway technologies company. Oliver has a CEng, MEng and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Sarah passionately guides our business with her deep understanding of education, new parents, and the baby tech marketplace.
Product development timeline
Since being awarded a National Science Foundation grant in June of 2019 to develop the technology further, we’ve been working side-by-side to bring this exciting solution to life. While we appreciate how this invention could help all moms and dads around the world, we are especially motivated by what it could mean for parents going home with at-risk babies or those who may not have homes with optimal heating and cooling capabilities. Having the opportunity to impact so many lives in such a positive way is truly a blessing.
Discovered lack of clear-cut guidance in choosing sleepwear.
Began looking for scientific / technological solutions.
the issue with new and expectant moms.
into 3+ years of self-funded R&D.
Founded Innogized Technologies.
for a National Science Foundation Seed Fund Award to accelerate development.
Received Phase 1 NSF Seed Fund Award
to accelerate development.
for a deeper understanding of market with parents, expectant families, hospitals and retailers.
Presented technology and business concept
at National Science Foundation awardees conference.
Began development of brand assets
including product name, packaging, website, etc.
Next generation of prototype
designed and built.
unequivocally proves the core technologies.
to get Neut just right for you and your growing family.
Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant
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There’s no shortage of confusion
Anyone know the TOG/warm rating on a fleece sleeping bag with arms? Baby is in a onesie and a long sleeve fleece sleeping bag, the room is 62F currently but often gets down to 54F. I worry he is cold and I’m hoping someone can tell me if he’ll be warm enough?
I have been putting my 4 week old in a micro fleece TOG 3 swaddle with short sleeves with a onesie underneath. Our thermostat is at 65-68F at night and when I feel her belly/back of her neck, she doesn’t feel sweaty or warm. Is this too warm for her to sleep in for this room temperature? Thanks!
Hi, I’m so confused about sleep sacks! We have a long sleeve fleece sack with no listed TOG and a 1 TOG sleeveless sack. DO TOG’s apply to fleece? When we go to bed it’s 72F but when she wakes to eat its 65F. How do I dress my girl? What combo should I use and when?
Hi! First time mom here with a 4 day old. I am anxious about her being too cold – I’m constantly checking her and wondering if she is wearing enough. The heat is set to 74F. I always feel cold…how do I know if she’s wearing enough?
Hey! I’m from the South and have never experienced a truly cold winter so am unsure how to dress my newborn for bed at night. I feel like footed pj’s and a sleep sack will not be warm enough? What should I do?
I am due in a few weeks and I am stressing about the cold weather! How do I dress my baby at night?
Can someone tell me how to layer my baby’s clothes for sleep without a sleep sack? It’s warm in the day but gets cooler at night. I live in a really old building that pulls hot sun in and radiates, making certain rooms on certain sides of the building hot at certain times of day. His room gets very warm!
I get so confused about dressing baby for sleep. I hear they need an extra layer than we do but also that it’s better to err on the side of cooler because overheating increases the risk of SIDS and I have trouble reconciling those two recommendations!
First time mom – first night home from the hospital – we sleep with the AC at 68F, is a footed sleeper and hospital swaddle enough?? How can I tell?
My little one is 5 weeks and gets cold easily and when she’s cold she wakes frequently! We keep our house at 70F and she wears a onesie, footed PJ’s and a sleep sack. I get up in the night to check her temperature by checking her neck, chest and back.
Hi! Our baby’s room is much colder than ours, even though our thermostat is set to 69F. She is in fleece footed pajamas and a cotton sleep sack – I run HOT so the rule “one more layer than you’d dress yourself” is not my strongest suit! How do I know if she’s the right temperature?
I ask my husband every night “Is he warm enough? Is he too warm? Does it feel cold in here to you?”
I go crazy worrying that he is too cold, but then I go crazy worrying that he will overheat! I can never win this temperature guessing game, it makes me very paranoid.
Just bought baby home from the NICU. I’m not 100% sure how to dress her? It’s 75F in my room and she has a onesie, pants and a swaddle?
My 11 month old keeps waking in the night every hour or two… I think part of it is that she’s too cold. She wears PJ’s and a warm sleep sack. I swear she seems cold when I pick her up but if I dress her warmer I think she’d be too hot? Help?
Our commitment to reducing SIDS deaths.
There are multiple factors that may lead to SIDS. Unlike the typical advice in how to avoid overheating, the recommendations for how to avoid some of the other contributing factors is rather straightforward. This would include things like never placing a baby on her side or stomach to sleep, nor on a fluffy soft surface.
The Neut platform is designed to provide parents with information on these risk factors and more, along with tips on how to avoid them and links to trusted authorities for even more detailed information.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1913401. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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