Nursery Today magazine

Cuski Miniboo helps premature babies

Device enhances bonding, lowers blood pressure and encourages let down of breast milk.

Made from 100% bamboo rayon fibre which retains scent, the Cuski Miniboo is kept on the mother to pick up on her smell, meaning that when it is given to baby, he or she will automatically detect the mother’s scent, providing them with the comfort of feeling like they are close at all times. A second Cuski Miniboo is kept with the baby.

Primarily, the Cuski Miniboo is used with premature babies in order to replicate the bonding process when parents are advised not to hold their child; this has led to it becoming a part of the developmental care programme on the NICU or SCBU in many UK hospitals.

Upon admittance to the NICU, both mother and baby are each given a Cuski Miniboo, swapping them around every 24 hours in order to retain scent, with one next to baby in the incubator at all times. As plush toys are not allowed in most units, the Cuski Miniboo works as a replacement that goes above and beyond what a teddy bear can offer.

As well as promoting mother baby bonding, recent testimonials from midwives has also shown that the Cuski Miniboo calms baby when they are away from mum by lowering their heartrate, as well as reducing blood pressure. When kept on mum, the Cuski Miniboo encourages the let-down of milk due to her having baby’s scent nearby, making it an excellent way to improve breast feeding, as well expressing breast milk via a breast pump.

Registered Midwife and Health Visitor Katie Hilton said: “The benefits of the Cuski Miniboo are matchless in terms of benefits for both mum and baby”.

“After working with mothers and babies who have used the Cuski Miniboo from birth, being able to witness the benefits first-hand has been remarkable; something so simple has had a massive impact on development of both premature and full-term babies, as well mothers themselves when it comes to improving milk flow, encouraging bonding and attachment”.

The Cuski MiniBoo was recently chosen as one the Best Practice Initiatives in the UK and profiled at the UNICEF Neonatal Conference in London; the Cuski Miniboo received inspiring and remarkable praise from both users and professionals, striking up a demand for the product to be filtered out to new markets and hospitals across the UK. Katie added: “The praise the Cuski Miniboo received at the UNICEF Neonatal Conference was fantastic, giving the product the added credibility and awareness that it deserves”.

“Cuski Miniboo is becoming a valued standard part of all developmental care programmes in UK hospitals”.

Cuskiboo & Cuski Miniboo are the only baby comforters in Europe with NHS protocol.

The whole Cuski range is also starting to filter into UK hospitals alongside Cuski Miniboo, including Sweet DreameezZ used as incubator covers, Mini Swandoodle bamboo muslins inside incubators, Large Bamboo muslins for assisted bathing.
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