Plastic bags can keep body temperature of infants, according to study


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However, in some cases, plastic bags could help save the lives of premature babies.

A study, which appears in the Journal of Pediatrics, conducted in Zambia suggests that poorer countries can use plastic bags, such as the ones found in grocery stores, to help maintain healthy body temperature for infants.

In the United States, infants are often swaddled with sterile plastic wrap to help keep their body temperature.

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