Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Zaky - A Comforting Hand for Your NICU Baby

To this day one of the hardest things for me in having a NICU baby was not being able to stay with her and watch over her 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

We had a 2-year-old daughter who also needed our care and attention, so could visit for some time during the day, but had to leave her behind in the care of others in the ICN.

One of the best ideas that I have found for helping support a NICU baby and support the NICU parent is the Zaky ergodynamic hand pillow. The Zaky Infant Pillow is a way to simulate mother's or father's hand to provide comfort to your NICU baby when you are not able to do so.

Uses for the Zaky
By mimicking the shape, weight and touch of a human hand, the Zaky is able to provide comfort, support and a sense of security to NICU babies. The Zaky can also be used in the NICU to assist with positioning the babies (see image above).

The Zaky
has been used to care for NICU Babies by mothers, fathers and family members, neonatologists, pediatricians, surgeons, obgyns, nurses, physical & occupational therapists, infant massage therapists, developmental specialists & ergonomists. The Zaky has been used in NICUs since 2001.

The Zaky
The Zaky is now available on Amazon in different hands and in different colors for you to get for your NICU Baby or give to your favorite NICU parent. Click on the image or the text link to learn more about the Zaky.

Right Handed Zaky

The Zaky Positioning Pillow - Right Hand

Left Handed Zaky

The Zaky Positioning Pillow - Left Hand

Pink Zaky

The Zaky Bonding Hand - Pink

Blue Zaky

The Zaky Bonding Hand - Blue

More on the Zaky
Dyer KA. The Zaky - A Bonding Hand from Zakeez inc.
Dyer KA. Leave a Zaky hand with Your NICU Baby - Providing Comfort When You are Not There. July 2007. NICU Parent Support Blog.

More on Remembering out NICU Experience
Dyer KA. March 2008. An Easter Healing Blessing in the Intensive Care Nursery. NICU Parent Support Blog.
Dyer KA. March 2008. Creating a Circle of Healing and Support. NICU Parent Support Blog.

Photo Source: Zakeez.


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carebear said...

Thank you so much for posting about the Zaky! It is exactly what I have been looking for. It seems my little miracle will be arriving much earlier than anticipated in June instead of August, and with a toddler at home...I would love to have the comforting touch with my newborn when I can't be with him. I will have to look this up and order one today! Thanks again!!

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Nickname unavailable said...

My son spent seven months in the nicu because he was born with esophageal atresia i never slept i couldn bare to leave him i steped out only when they made me, i didnt trust anyone else with my son and i didnt wanna miss a thing i cant tell you how many times i rested my head on his bed and just slept there said...

This is such a great idea. I have never seen it before. I think all new parents could benefit from this. This is a great blog!


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