Niche Infant Heel Warmers

(7 customer reviews)

£79.99 ( £95.99 Inc. VAT )

Brand Name: Niche Healthcare
Model Number: NH-54774

Price per pack of 25.

Shelf life: 3 years.

Niche Infant Heel Warmers are easy to use, wrapping around the infants heel they warm the local area and significantly improve blood circulation at the infant’s heels, consequently making the skin warm, soft, and moist. This favourable skin texture reduces trauma and pain from the Heel Prick Test to the barest minimum. With the added benefit of adequate blood circulation enabling quick and efficient wound healing. When they’re activated, the rise in temperature is quick, but the effect is localised, so there’d be little risk of increasing the baby’s overall body temperature and an increase of quality blood samples.

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Feature & Benefits

  • Quality of care – Niche Infant Heel Warmers provide the level of care that must be given to infants. This making blood tests quick and painless experiences for babies.
  • Protection – Using these Niche Infant Heel Warmers, preventing multiple pricks of infant heels which minimises potential bruising and infections, as well as cartilage damage that can be caused by the heel sticks typically used for blood draws.
  • Prevents –Excessive sampling consequently decreasing the risk of anaemia in infants as an iatrogenic complication.
  • Comfort – The warmers have a wrap-around design that conforms to the baby’s heel, alleviating discomfort and allowing for effortless blood sampling.
  • Convenient design – Each warmer has an easy-peel adhesive that secures it to the baby’s heel, plus a simple tear-away strap to allow for hassle-free removal.
  • Safe and reliable – These heel warmers are made with non-toxic sodium acetate (food grade gel).
  • Latex-free



What is a heel prick test? 

The newborn blood spot test involves taking a small sample of your baby’s blood to check it for 9 rare but serious health conditions. When your baby is around 5 days old, a healthcare professional will prick your baby’s heel and collect a few drops of blood on a special card. This is sent off for testing. The heel prick may be uncomfortable and your baby may cry, but it’s all over very quickly.

The Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme screens newborn babies for 23 metabolic disorders:

  • Amino acid disorders (9 disorders, including PKU and MSUD)
  • Fatty acid oxidation disorders (8 disorders)
  • Congenital hypothyroidism (CH)
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Galactosaemia
  • Biotinidase deficiency
  • Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID).

Preventing repeat samples:

Repeat samples are needed for about one in every fifty babies. Repeat samples are needed if there was too much or not enough blood collected, the sample was contaminated or took too long to reach the laboratory, or the result showed an increased risk of one of the disorders. If this happens with your baby’s sample, your Lead Maternity Carer will contact you and request another blood sample to be taken from your baby’s heel. Most repeat samples are negative. This is usually because the first sample had too much or not enough blood, was contaminated (eg, with baby powder or lotion), or took too long to reach the laboratory, and the test result was not accurate. If the baby’s metabolism is slightly delayed, this may also cause an inconclusive reading. In these cases the repeat sample will usually give a negative result.

National Screening Unit:

Specification Sheet: Infant Heel Warmers Specification Sheet


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7 reviews for Niche Infant Heel Warmers

  1. admin_office

    The heel warmers have been very beneficial for our patients. They are easy to use and comfortable for the patient.
    When using these prior to carrying out heel prick bloods we have obtained a good flowing sample with little distress.
    I would recommend these to other health care professionals.

  2. sirmastersteven

    I wholeheartedly recommend Niche Infant Heel Warmers to every parent out there. These warmers are a wonderful addition to your baby’s healthcare journey, ensuring that their comfort is a top priority. Niche Healthcare has truly created a product that has made a positive impact on family’s life, & I am confident it will do the same for yours.

  3. rick280874

    Great for our Neonatal department, the infants received this product well, help retrieve better bloods for day 5. Thanks Sarah for helping.

  4. tinksali2814

    I highly recommend Niche Infant Heel Warmers to all parents. They’re a fantastic addition to your baby’s well-being, prioritizing their comfort. Niche Healthcare has crafted a product that positively impacts families, and I believe it will do the same for you.

  5. andersondiamond2305

    Really easy to use. Highly recommend!

  6. aaronram1237

    Very good product.
    Used these on infants in my ward was easily accessible and worked like a charm! highly recommend!

  7. sarah

    The Baby Infant Heel Warmers have been very beneficial for our patients. They are easy to use and comfortable for the patient. When using these prior to carrying out heel prick bloods we have obtained a good flowing sample with little distress. I would recommend these to other health care professionals.

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