What are The Zakys?
The award-winning Zakys are only evidence-based developmental care devices for neonates and are ergonomically designed to simulate parental intervention (shape, soothing touch, weight, and warmth of the hand and forearm). They help parents and professionals provide the most comprehensive and effective support to the physical, physiological, psychological and neurological development of the newborn, regardless of size, medical condition, or developmental stage from birth to toddlers.
The features of the Zaky are unmatched:
Each Zaky Package includes:
- 2 Zakys: Left and Right hand of the same color
- Two washing bags
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How do you use the Zakys?
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Nurtured by Design supports without reservations the American Academy of Pediatrics "back to sleep program". Ask your pediatrician for information about the Zakys.
A pair of Zakys are virtually all you need to provide effective and ergonomic developmental care to newborn babies as they may be used in any number of ways to position and comfort, calm, console and reassure the baby:
The Zaky can be positioned around the agitated or restless baby to provide containment, and promote hand-to-mouth activities. Containment will reduce overall energy expenditure and oxygen consumption, and encouraging hand-to-mouth activity will enhance development of the neurological system.
The best results are achieved when the Zakys are scented by both parents: One by the mother, as she is the only known source of security, and the other by the father, the new and effective source of security. Scent them by placing them on the chest or behind the neck for at least one hour (or all night).
Colic or fuzzy babies: Warm the Zaky a couple of minutes in the dryer and place it accross the lower tummy.
Tummy time: place the Zaky perpendicular under the baby's chest to lift and help developing the shoulders and arms to crawl.
Babies of 6 pounds can use the entire weight of the Zaky over the body. Select the weight for smaller babies by shifting the filling of the Zaky.Pregnant? wash and scent the Zakys before the baby is born and use them at all times when the baby arrives and is not being held (yes, including in the hospital).
The same Zakys are used in any position, providing nesting, boundaries, containment, the parents' scent, and it virtually eliminates the need for swaddling, and replaces all positioners, transitional items, bonding/attachment devices, and soothing/sleep aids. One universal size is used for every baby independent of size, medical condition, age, or developmental stage. They are the only clinically proven to significantly decrease apnea/bradycardia events and significantly improve self-regulation.
Babies only develop their brain while they are sleeping, thus the importance of providing an soothing environment for them to be able to reach deep sleep.
The Zakys virtually replace all prescribed positioners, nesting devices, bonding/attachment aids, transitional/therapeutic items, non-pharmacological pain/sleep aids, and soothing devices.
The Zakys In a Nutshell
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