The Zaky ZEN

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To help you find mindful awareness of the present moment and help you release yourself from stress, anxiety, frustration, and anger, we are introducing The Zaky ZEN.  It is our all natural, eco-friendly wellness product line that is specifically designed to complement our The Zaky line.  Use The Zaky ZEN to soothe the skin and prepare to scent The Zaky HUG or hold the baby with The Zaky ZAK. 

The Zaky ZEN helps you focus on positive thoughts and actions that will help you relax and respond in a more balanced way to your everyday life.

The skin of the parent must be clean but not sterile, so The Zaky ZEN's organic line of cleansing products clean the skin without harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances. 

Parents need to have a healthy hygiene routine while holding the babies, and babies need to receive the mother’s beneficial Staphylococcus epidermis bacteria that can be transferred to the child at the earliest possible moment. This has been referred to as Kangaroo Care or Touch Care and should be begun in the delivery room. It could also be considered the first stage in infection control for a newborn baby’s skin. (Kitajima, H. (2003). Prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infections in neonates. Pediatrics International, 45(2): 238-245)

Read the 5 things parents need to do before skin to skin contact

Clean Skin and Hands: All you need to know to keep your baby safe and sound

According to Gwen Westerling, a leading researcher, and infection prevention expert, while skin to skin care is essential for the development of a baby, the spread of infections through this type of caregiving comes with a lot of risks, hence, the introduction of the three-part program. These three parts include; 
  • Increased awareness campaign on the importance of hygiene
  • Compulsory staff education about infectious diseases like Staphylococcus aureus
  • The need for parent to cleanse their skin before contact with their newborn.
Amazingly, having introduced this measure, the hospital recorded only 20 Staphylococcus aureus cases as against the backdrop of 59 cases the previous year.  Their finding was presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), in Minneapolis which held on Thursday.
What this result means is that interventions as simple as cleansing your skin before caring for your newborn can drastically reduce infection rates.
The study does not say, however, what were the practices of the hospital before and after implementing kangaroo care.
One of the ways to reduce this infection is to provide the Zaky ZAK so that the parents do not use their own clothes that may bring dirt and germs from the outside. 
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