Read this in your best British accent because I feel it adds emphasis deserved, "The US is actually ten years behind in empathy based practices".
Let this sink in. America is ten YEARS behind Europe when referring to empathy in hospitals. This means hospitals all over the globe are caring for patients in a kinder, gentler, more humanistic way that we're unlikely to put into practice for ten years? This doesn't sit well with me. I believe our patients and families deserve more.
The above words came from a highly intelligent member of the medical community visiting from the UK who discovered the fabulous Woombie Med Pods at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference in Chicago this year. He said, "These belong in Europe!" And, we currently have interest in Woombie Med Pods from countries all over the globe!
But, being an American based company, we want you to see what we see (and what they see). Woombie Med Pods are not your average "swaddle sacks". In fact, we toyed with refusing to call them that at all. These are Developmental Care Products meant to support patients and families psychosocially.
Happy New Year everyone! New year, new lives entering the world each day, new families created...
Karen and I would like to challenge you and your staff to try something new this year with the newborns you care for. Many studies support swaddling as a means of decreasing infant stress, promoting healthier sleep, and improving overall development during the fourth trimester (first three months of life); however, swaddling with blankets pose risks for a variety of reasons.
1. Blankets can come loose and become a SIDS risk
2. Swaddling too tightly in a blanket can lead to restricted movement in shoulders and hips
3. Swaddling a chronically ill or hospitalized infant is difficult around medical devices
Woombie Med Pods uses the fully patented original peanut shaped Woombie that allows full range of motion in hips and shoulders. It's even been recognized by the Hip Dysplasia Institute!
Our products are made with a four-way stretch fabric that cocoon the infant similar to the womb and promote flexion when in use, while maintaining shape.
The Woombie has sold over a million swaddles and never had a safety recall! Caregivers report longer, deeper sleep in a Woombie!
Barski Vail Designs, LLC revised the original Woombie to meet the specific needs of various patient populations and work around treatment needs to make caregiving easier on home health or while hospitalized.
Review all four designs and uses on WoombieMedPods.com and order directly or request an order form from firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.