Booth 2645 - For Mother/Baby, NICU, PICU, PCICU, and every unit that cares for infants and toddlers - then at home. "Relax, because if you relax, it will hurt and cry less. You will eat and sleep better to grow, heal, and develop the brain." The Zaky® relaxes babies and small children regardless of their size, medical condition, or developmental stage, and we invite you to contact us and trial The Zaky®. It is a game-changer for your practice. Click here for the science that supports The Zaky. The Zaky® is the evidence-based, trauma-informed, family-integrated, and non-pharmacologic, designed by Yamile Jackson, a Ph.D. and licensed ergonomics and safety engineer and mother of Zach, to provide pain management, sleep, development, and neuroprotection for infants and toddlers in any hospital unit and at home. Read our story and watch Oprah's video here. Yamile will be at our AAP booth, so stop and say hello while you learn about The Zaky®. The Zaky ZAK® is a strapless safety device that prevents injuries and falls while holding infants weighing 1-15 lbs. It supports the infant's weight, proper posture, and the parent's comfort while holding skin-to-skin or clothed. It offers easy and quiet access for healthcare and parent interventions (breastfeeding, pumping, etc.) to prolong the duration and effectiveness of the kangaroo care session and reduce the risks. The Zaky HUG® virtually replaces all developmental care devices. It is a bolster support system that mimics the touch, scent, and feel of loving hands, providing infants and toddlers with proper positioning, parent-child attachment, containment, nesting, neuroprotection, and a sense of comfort and security that promotes sleep. They are incredibly effective in calming and helping them fall asleep. Once the infant is asleep or is no longer supervised, remove The Zaky HUGs. The Zakys are engineered to promote parent-infant bonding, alleviate pain and stress, improve sleep, enhance development, and provide neuroprotection around the clock. Ask us how The Zaky HUG and The Zaky ZAK are game-changers in the field of pediatric care, and we are proud to offer them to parents and healthcare providers. Testimonial from Elaura A. BSN and Brittany Grich BSN, PCICU nurses that use The Zaky HUG® in Tennessee:"As a nurse in the PCICU, The Zaky HUG® has become a crucial component of our comfort process for our patients. It has even become an integral part of our sedation/comfort pathway that has been established by PT, OT, child-life specialists, and the ICU team.Contact us now for a risk-free trial, more info, or to schedule a short Zoom meeting to learn more about The Zaky®!
Most of our patient population is infants, and they require a lot of comfort measures as they are in a very unfamiliar hospital environment! Some parents cannot always be at their children's bedside for various reasons, so The Zaky HUG® allows nurses to provide our patients a sense of security, comfort, and calm.
Many of our patients cannot be held, so The Zaky HUG allows for a lightweight comfort measure that can replace a sedation medication and allow for normal developmental comfort measures. We place the hand over the middle of the body, on top of the head, or along the side of the baby to ensure they are completely enclosed and can feel safe by the weight of the hand.
We always try to encourage the mom while she's pumping or spending time in the room to place The Zaky HUGs around her neck so her scent can be absorbed into the material and offer additional comfort to the babies. In our experience, it is very calming to them.
The Zaky HUGs are a vital part of our comfort pyramid and have proven time and time again to be an asset to this population. We are so incredibly grateful for the gravity of comfort they offer to the pediatric cardiac patient population."