Our son, Ean, was born at 25w3d and was in the NICU for 104 days in 2016. During the majority of that time, I was working full time and we also had a 1.5 year old at home. We made it a priority to go to the NICU every day and spend time with Ean, especially skin-to-skin time. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I went and spent at least three hours with Ean doing skin-to-skin holding after work. On Tuesdays and Thursdays my husband, Case, went and did skin-to-skin with him. On the weekends we tried to both be there as much as possible.
What was really great about the Zaky ZAK for me was that after a very long work day, I could still go and hold Ean and it was not exhausting. The ZAK allowed me to be hands free and really just relax while holding him. Before the ZAK it could get physically exhausting to hold Ean for so long.
The other great thing was that since I was hands-free, my daughter could be more readily included in our bonding time with Ean. It was very difficult to be away from my daughter so much during this time, but with the ZAK she could sit on my lap and I could still have my hands free for her.
Thanks so much for doing what you are doing, and for such a great product.
I have attached a recent picture of Ean with his older sister and recent new baby brother :). He is now a sweet, beautiful, thriving 2 year old!!