The TurtleTub bathing system can be used in three ways.
This video shows how the TurtleTub system works with disposable liners.
The TurtleTub is designed as a single-patient use product unless it is used with the proprietary liners. For infection control purposes, a tub should not be used on more than one patient, unless our single-use liners are used. Ideally a new TurtleTub is provided to each patient and the family can take the tub home at discharge.
The preferred (NICU or SCN) option which is the most Family-Centered Care option, is for hospitals to offer patients their own TurtleTub. The family would take it home and continue to swaddle bathe at home. For some hospitals, this option is cost prohibitive so they requested disposable liners as a safe alternative. In addition, most well-baby units prefer the liner for ease of use, safety and low cost.
Liners make good sense and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.