Beibamboo® “Smart Design” for Preemie Comfort & Security
—World Health Organization (WHO)
”More than one in ten families have
a baby that was born prematurely.”
Parent to Parent
As a parent, providing the very best in care, happiness, comfort & security is all you can think of when your baby is born. Shifting all your priorities around, making your new number one priority, your baby!
Like many parents, the thought never occurs to you that your baby could be born too early. Yet, for more than one in ten families, this reality often comes as a surprise and without warning.
If you are one of those families caring for a baby born prematurely, their comfort & security, and wellbeing is all you can think about when it comes to the stark reality of seeing your baby lying inside of an incubator, covered in wires and tubes. So, where do you begin to become actively engaged in your baby’s life while still in the hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)?
Helpless to Hopeful
As a parent, you never want to see your child hurt or suffer—especially your newborn. This could leave you feeling all sorts of emotions, one of which might be helplessness. While you might feel helpless, there is a glimmer of hope—Beibamboo®.
Beibamboo clothing for preemies was started by someone just like you, a mother of one herself, Nina Ignatius. She knows first-hand what it is like to be a parent of a child born prematurely, since her daughter was born two months too early. Seeing her baby girl lying helplessly in the incubator, she wanted to help her…be more engaged in the care for her daughter while she was still in NICU; so, she set out on a journey to go from helpless to hopeful.
Nina began with an ”idea of designing comfortable, no nonsense, ‘Parent Friendly’ baby-wear, [which] was born in a NICU/Neonatal ward, shortly after giving birth to my own preemie baby daughter.” Her clothing design for her daughter grew into a clothing brand—Beibamboo. The end result revolutionizes preemie clothing through the “smart design” of the clothing, which is beneficial for prematurely born infants, their parents, and hospital registered nurses (RN) that provide the healthcare your baby requires.
Looking at the many struggles and problems with existing preemie clothing, Nina submersed herself in the innovation of a “smart design” for preemies up to three years of age. She took it upon herself to learn sewing and completing all the research on top quality products to develop the Beibamboo “smart design.” All the fabric and materials are ÖkoTex100 certified, which means Beibamboo clothing is absolutely free of toxins, pesticide residues and heavy metals, while the fasteners (poppers and zippers) are nickel-free. She focused on thinking through every little detail that could reduce the stress for her daughter and all preemies. The end result was nothing short of a miracle, by making the preemie clothing smarter and better for preemies, parents, and NICU RNs.
Beibamboo’s “Smart Design”
When the clothing is fully opened your baby can be laid down on the outfit and then the Beibamboo outfit simply buttons (snaps or zips) up around his or her arms, torso, and legs. Built-in folding mitts help protect your baby from scratching themselves which could cause an infection, delaying your baby’s discharge from NICU. Additionally, the folding mitts help keep your baby from fiddling with the cannula, wires, and tubes; which can be pulled out and also cause injury and lead to infection.
Unlike many of the existing preemie clothing available on the market today, Beibamboo’s products open entirely. The minimal seamless design engages parents to take an active role in the care of their baby while still in NICU.
You might be asking yourself, how does a fully open design help you take an active role in your baby’s care? Beibamboo clothing is so simple to use that many parents feel more comfortable undressing and clothing their baby for Kangaroo Care, improving the baby-parent bond. Since, there is no tugging or pulling of the clothing while dressing your baby, the stress is greatly reduced for your baby.
In this charming video, preemie baby, Noa receives his first Beibamboo outfit. By the time he is dressed, little Noa is ready for a nap. But, what is particularly reassuring to parents and hospital RNs is that not one single tube, IV, or wire needs to be detached in the process; something that must be done if your preemie is dressing in “regular” clothes. Topping it all off, only a RN is allowed to remove or attach feeding tubes, IVs, and wires. The Beibamboo outfits, with their minimal seamless design, ensures no labels and no scratchy seams ever touch your baby’s delicate skin, further reducing the chances for your baby to development any skin irritations or infections, which can also further delay your baby’s discharge to go home.
Since preemies grow so fast, Beibamboo also made sure each outfit will grow with your baby, further stretching your dollar—another reason Beibamboo’s “smart design” has changed the face of preemie clothing. The material of the clothing—50% cotton and 50% viscose bamboo is incredibly soft. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover Beibamboo clothing keeps a smooth and supple feel, never fading, wash after wash.
”I had this idea to design comfortable, no nonsense,
parent-friendly baby-wear … after giving birth to my preemie daughter”
Where Can You Buy Beibamboo?
To learn more about Beibamboo or purchase Beibamboo for your preemie or toddler, we would love for you to visit us at Beibamboo.
Hospitals can also order from Beibamboo’s website by clicking on “Beibamboo’s Hospital Range for Preemies and Newborns.”