The Kangaroo Zak™ is the only device designed with the sole objective of facilitating safe, prolonged, and effective kangaroo care sessions in the NICU and post-partum.
It provides comfort to the baby and virtually eliminates the risk of accidental falls and slipping that causes dislodging of medical equipment. It also facilitates immediate access to the baby in case of emergency and is the only device in the market that facilitates hands-free holding regardless of the size of the baby.
During this continuous contact, the baby (and parent) can reach deep sleep necessary to heal, grow, and develop .
The Kangaroo Zak™ is a soft, breathable, stretchy and strapless top made with natural fibers that wraps around the torso of the adult and closes on the side with a zipper.
Two adjustable sizes are available: Size 1 adjusts to Small / Medium / Large and Size 2 adjusts to XL / 2XL / 3XL.
The Kangaroo Zak is patented and successfully incorporates ergonomic principles with the philosophy of the Kangaroo Care Method to provide the most effective environment for the baby and for the parent so that the sessions are safe and prolonged and the benefits and results maximized.
Made for babies in the hospital (babies at home can only use the Kangaroo Zak with the proper training and instructions from the professional) NICU and post-partum.
Results achieved by the consistent use of the Kangaroo Zak to facilitate Kangaroo Care:
- Supports neurobehavioral organization and physiologic stability of the preterm infant.
- Improve maternal breast feeding outcomes.
- Reduce infant and maternal stress.
- Support family centered care.
- All the benefits of Kangaroo Care in a consistent, safe, and effective manner.
The Kangaroo Zak ™ was designed by Yamile Jackson, a PhD in ergonomics and human factors engineering and a kangaroo mother herself. Since 2010, she has been certified as a Kangaroo Caregiver Professional and is currently an instructor for the Kangaroo Care Certification Course offered by the United States Institute for Kangaroo Care.