Swaddled in cloth and nestled in her mother's arms, preemie baby Charlotte McKernan is tiny.

Her parents, Te Puna residents John and Amy McKernan, keep a watchful eye on "Lottie" as she quietly sleeps in Tauranga Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

The moment she was born, she was immediately put onto a special piece of equipment called a Giraffe radiant warmer. It keeps Lottie warm while she is being cared for by the watchful unit staff.

"It is very reassuring to know you can go home at night and know that your child is being looked after," said Amy McKernan,

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