The Science Behind
The science behind the power of your touch:
Your touch is really powerful. After reviewing over 600 scientific papers on the effects of human touch on babies, the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centers (CAPHC) concluded that the power of your touch is undeniable.
“Science clearly supports that caregiver touch has a powerful effect on babies’ brains and bodies, optimizing healthy growth and development, both in the short and long term” (CAPHC, The power of human touch for babies)
The benefits are multiple: sleep, growth and weight gain, memory, problem solving, social skills....and so on. Science is learning quickly what your intuition has known all along!
Learn more about this in our blog.
The science behind quiet sleep:
Your touch provides the physical and emotional support needed for your baby to reach quiet sleep, that’s when the brain develops systems for life: from problem solving to social to athletic skills.
The National Sleep Foundation says that during quiet sleep “...important hormones are released for growth and development.” Some experts say that it is during that type of “... sleep that deeper section of the brain develops further, making deep connections within the brain.”
The science behind skin to skin:
Skin to skin is the type of touch that offers the most benefits to babies, according to CAPHC.
This technique maximizes the surface of baby skin exposed to caregiver touch; making magic happens! Practice it as frequently as possible for at least 60 min at a time- the length of a full baby sleep cycle. 12 weeks after your baby’s due date, she won't need as much warmth. She’ll have her own way of saying “mommy, daddy...let’s put some clothes on.” ;)
The science behind our products:
Created by a PhD in ergonomics engineering and mother, after 3 years of research and development. (Read our moving story)
- Zaky ZAK carefully designed for caregivers to provide skin-to-skin care to ANY baby. Hospital staffs trust it even the most vulnerable babies because the simplicity of its design meet the most complex situations.
- Zaky HUG ergonomically designed to mimic your arm’s firmness, weight, touch, warmth, and scent to communicate to your baby that you are still there even if you are apart. Materials were selected so the surface absorbs your scent and stays warm. The filling never gets hot so you are safe that your baby won't perspire or overheat because of it. An independent study from Georgia College, babies who used The Zaky HUG, showed more stable heart and breathing rates and dealt better with stress (went back to calm) than those who didn’t. Those who used The Zaky HUG with mother’s scent did the best but babies exposed to mother's scent but without The Zaky HUG did not improve. Leading us to believe that your scent enhances but never replaces the power of your touch.
- Zaky ZEN Prepares your skin for the smoothest touch. Free of sulfates, toxic chemicals, fillers, parabens, dyes and synthetic fragrances. Unscented so your baby feels his favorite scent: yours. Or naturally scented so your baby develops memory structures with subtle scents. Regularly check our blog to learn more about babies sense of smell!