Safe, soft and close personal touch, ergonomic micro-climate, and deep engagement during kangaroo care / skin to skin contact.
WHAT IS THE ZAKY ZAK?
Your tender skin takes your baby to the soundest sleep. Your chest is soothing, healing, and transformational. The Zaky ZAK is engineered to secure your baby against your chest (bare or clothed) in any hospital unit from birth and then at home.
Wrap your torso, zip it up, and enjoy its soothing effect if your baby weighs 1 - 15 pounds.
WHO USES IT?
Moms wear it with and without the baby, and instead of the hospital gown in the hospital and at home. Fathers wear it to hold their baby(ies) skin to skin.
Whether you love a preemie or a full term baby, in a hospital or at home, or you are a family member or a volunteer cuddler, The Zaky ZAK is ergonomically engineered with the main objective of holding babies and facilitating safe, prolonged, efficient and effective Kangaroo Care and Skin to Skin Contact with babies weighing from 1 to 15 lbs.
See the evidence here including KC for healthy babies, babies with congenital heart disease, Kangaroo care implementation in NICU, and increase of duration, frequency and parent satisfaction in a NICU.
WHY IT WORKS?
The Zaky ZAK (previously known as Kangaroo Zak) is a strong, soft, breathable, stretchy and strapless top made with natural fibers that wraps around the torso of the adult. It closes on the side with an adjustable zipper so it fits consistently session after session for a predictable nurturing experience.
Evidence suggests that during continuous contact, the baby reaches deep sleep necessary to heal, grow and develop their brain.
WHY USE IT?
The Zaky ZAK provides comfort, proper positioning, and security to the baby and the adult from Antepartum, to Labor & Delivery, C-Sections, Post Partum, all hospital units caring for babies, and at home until the baby weighs 15 lbs. The Zaky ZAK is the only device engineered to keep the baby safe in the event that the parent falls asleep (while supervised by another adult) or gets distracted during kangaroo care.
HOW DOES IT KEEP MY BABY SAFE?
Used in the correct size, The Zaky ZAK keeps the baby in place, with constant soothing containment from neck to toes. Close the zipper fully to consider the baby safe during Kangaroo Care or partially open it for interventions, breastfeeding, and transfers.
AND IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
The Zaky ZAK facilitates immediate, quiet, and easy access to the baby at any time when kangaroo care needs to be evaluated or needs to stop. It is designed to be used by any adult in case of power outage to the incubators (yes, it can happen).
Please consult with your doctor or nurse before doing Kangaroo Care., as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, WHO, UNICEF, etc.
Celebrate magical, transformative moments with The Zaky!