Cuski Miniboo - Premature Baby Comforter Twin Pack (Pink)
Why buy from us?
- Cuskiboo was HRH Princess Kate's chosen comforter for Prince George!
The Miniboo concept is now being used throughout the UK as part of developmental care within the NICU/SCBU.
Miniboo is an infant comforter that was created to bring comfort and security to babies, by stimulating the baby’s awareness of mother/father’s unique scent. They are a useful bonding aid to compliment Family Centred Care, Kangaroo Care and Breastfeeding, within the neonatal unit.
Miniboos are a smaller version of a Cuski specifically designed for use with preterm babies. They are made from 100% bamboo rayon fibre that is absorbent, eco-friendly and has anti-bacterial properties.
Voted Best Practice Initiative by Unicef Baby Friendly International Conference 2015, taking neonatal care to the next level. Used as part of the developmental care programme on the NICU or SCBU in UK hospitals.
What do you do?
The Miniboos will need to be scented by the parents and baby prior to use. To scent a Miniboo for parents it should be placed in the incubator or cot near to the baby. This is beneficial for breastfeeding mums who can then take the Miniboo home with them for use during expression. Provision of a photo and being able to smell their baby’s unique scent can help stimulate milk production during times of separation.
To scent a Miniboo for the baby it should be placed against the skin of the parents. Breastfeeding mums can place the Miniboo into their bra or near their breasts. The scent of mum and her breast milk will then be transferred on to the Miniboo. This can soothe, calm and comfort the baby. Fathers are also encouraged to use the Miniboos.
Studies suggest a baby’s ability to smell their mother is one of the most important steps in learning recognition.
Miniboo is kept with the mother/father to pick up on her/his smell, so that when it is given to baby, he or she will automatically detect the mothers/fathers scent, creating a comforting, soothing environment for the baby and the reassurance parents need during the time they are apart.
Miniboo also absorbs baby’s unique scent to help stimulate milk production during times of separation.
Recent testimonials from midwives have shown that Miniboo calms baby when they are away from mum by lowering their heart rate, as well as reducing blood pressure.
Helps keep baby calm when undertaking uncomfortable medical procedures.
When with mum, Miniboo encourages the let-down of milk making it an excellent way to improve breast feeding.
Miniboo is used widely in Neonatal Units & Special Care Baby Units across the United Kingdom and beyond. It is now an essential element of any developmental care plan provided on these units. Miniboo has proved invaluable for multiple births where siblings have been separated.
It is the only baby comforters to have their own NHS protocol/guidelines!
Miniboo helps to encourage the bonding process when parents are not able to hold their child.
- Miniboo is made from 100% bamboo rayon fibre which is ultra absorbent, anti-bacterial and, importantly, eco-friendly.
- Suitable from birth.
- Adheres to all safety regulations required
- Dimensions: length 19.5cm
Please note, in most units plush toys are NOT allowed in incubators, Miniboos and Cuskiboos ARE allowed.
The Cuski Concept Mummy or daddy keep Cuski close for a few days – either in bed overnight or by carrying them with them, tucked in their jumper or t-shirt – so that Cuski can absorb all of mummy or daddy’s unique scents. Then introduce Cuski to baby. Baby will be soothed and comforted, as they feel close to mummy or daddy when they are with Cuski.
Cuski proved a huge success and in turn lead to the development of Cuskiboo – the same unique Cuski concept, but made from a special, ultra-soft bamboo yarn – this is the only baby comforter to have its own NHS protocol/guidelines. Next came Miniboo, a smaller version of Cuskiboo for very tiny hands, which are helping poorly babies, babies born too soon and their parents and siblings not just in the UK, but across the world.
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