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]

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.  

Newspapers we were featured in

2010 2009 The Dallas Morning News, Sept 25, 2010. Yamile Jackson wins 2010 Ultimate Latina of the Year in the Health Category. More > Sugar Land Sun and Fort Bend Sun. Sept 2009. More > 2007 Herald Sun, Australia. Australia’s biggest selling Daily Newspaper. “Safe pair of hands helps calm babies” by Kate Sikora. National News section.[…]

We Redefine Parenting in the Hospital

“25 years ago, NICU technology was the center of the universe and the baby was in the background with no mother. Now, the Mother and child are the center of the universe and the technology is in the background.” -Dr. White Parents are no longer “visitors” feeling impotent and experiencing high rates of depression. Parents[…]

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[…]

Our Inspiration

In 2001, Dr. Yamile Jackson developed severe pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy. In order to save her life, Zachary was born prematurely weighing less than two pounds. Three weeks after his birth, he survived the deluge of Tropical Storm Allison that flooded Houston and shut down all power to his hospital and his life-support equipment. His parents and[…]

Awards and Recognition

Winner: Female Entrepreneur of the Year Yamile Jackson, CEO of Nurtured by Design Houston, November 14, 2015 Winner: American Marketing Association Houston congratulates Nurtured by Design on winning the 2014 Marketer of the Year in the Small Business Category in Houston, announced at the chapter’s March 5, 2015 Marketer of the Year awards event at[…]

On Behalf of Zachary (OBOZ)

All the work that we do is On Behalf of Zachary (OBOZ). It was inspired by the experience of our CEO and founder, Yamile Jackson, when she made a promise to her son, Zachary, that his pain and struggle to survive in the NICU would not be in vain. She promised him to help hospitalized children[…]

Who are we?

We are engineers, ergonomists, and professionals working to help parents nurture their children 24/7. Whether the child is hospitalized or simply not sleeping because of separation anxiety when the mom/dad cannot be present, our products help provide a human and ergonomic support that is important to soothe, position, comfort, and support, all of which are necessary[…]