Vanessa Alley nurtured her baby with The Zaky in the NICU

“Yamile Jackson thank you so much for this wonderful creation! You helped us more than you realize through our son’s NICU journey with the Zaky. Keira Sorrell, from Zoe’s Foundation, was wonderful enough to connect you and I when we first entered the NICU, and you were kind enough to send us training videos and[…]

Rickman Family Giving Back – Donation to NICU University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX

“I started a donation for the hospital my girls stayed in because I feel every baby needs a fighting chance, and unfortunately, unlike myself some parents cannot be there every day because they have to go back to work or have a long commute.” [read more]

Nurturing Marshall – Madison, WI

by Shannon Frey Marshall’s mom “My life forever changed on August 7th, 2015 when my son Marshall arrived into this world via emergency c-section weight only 4 pounds 15 ounces and 6 weeks premature. This would begin a 6 1/2 month (200) day journey in the American Family Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive care unit located[…]

Nurturing Cameron – California (CTICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)

We’ve grown up with The Zaky! Our daughter has come to rely on The Zaky both inside and outside the hospital. Cameron has had six hospital stays since birth and The Zaky has been by her side each time. She sleeps with her pair of The Zakys every night and we always bring them with us when traveling. Her The Zakys are so important they have been dubbed her “Nigh Nigh hands” and have earned a note in Cameron’s baby book: I had the The Zaky Hands (lime color) to help me get to sleep every naptime and night.

Nurturing Henry and Chuck, from Houston, TX

“My boys, Henry and Chuck, were born unexpectedly at 24+1 weeks and 24+2 weeks at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. Henry weighed 1 lb 5 oz and Chuck weighed 1 lb 8 oz. One of our amazing primary nurses told us right away about The Zaky and we ordered them each a pair.[…]

Nurturing Whit and Ford

By their mom, Elizabeth M On July 1, 2014 my husband and I welcomed twin boys into this world at 25 weeks gestation. They were about as small as babies can be with doctors still offering hope of survival. Ford weighed 1 lb 8 oz and Whit weighed 1 lb 12 oz. As you can[…]

Where to buy our Nurturing Technology (The Zaky, Kangaroo Zak, Zen by Zak) in the USA?

Retail: Visit our Nurturing Market at www.shop.nurturedbydesign.com Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations: Print this Catalog of Medline Codes for Nurtured by Design and contact your Medline rep/DSM or Medline customer service to order.  

FAQ’s

1. Does Nurtured by Design provide support on teaching the nurses/mothers how to use The Zaky? Yes, we provide help online for NICU staff and parents, in print, and in person. We also visit hospitals and talk to nurses, mothers, and other health professionals. Contact us with any requests, comments, or questions. 2. What hospital units use[…]

Research on The Zaky

This research was published in the September 2015 issue of Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. The Zaky is a product by Nurtured by Design and it is the only device on the market designed to provide nurturing developmental care to babies in the NICU since it was released in 2004 after almost four years of development. It[…]

Complementing Kangaroo Care with the Zakys

The benefits of providing the best possible environment for the baby do not have to stop with Kangaroo Care. Unfortunately, parents are often not available to kangaroo  or the baby is not ready for the session. To provide supportive care around the clock, complement Kangaroo Care with The Zaky, which is the only device that keeps[…]