FOR USE IN INSTITUTIONS

Some of our regular Vija Design ™ products are already bought and used by Hospitals (Mother-Child department), Birth Centres, Perinatal and Neonatal Units (see NICU Photo Album down here), especially Kangaroo Tubes. for many years.

Being recognized that skin-to-skin reduces the impact and anxiety during painful procedures, reduces the risk of infections and mortality, accelerates healing and a return to normal breathing, stabilizes temperature and sleep, our skin to skin garments are increasingly used in medical field.

FOR EVERY NEEDS...

To meet some special needs in Neonatal Units or for return from operating room, Vija Design ™ created different products adapted and patented (or patent pending) that facilitate that precious skin to skin contact at all times - and for a longer period of time. Below, at the bottom of this page, some of these products.

Most of them are variants of Kangaroo Tubes. To know more about Kangaroo Tubes, click here.

 

E-CATALOG

Below is the list of these products. You can also check our e-catalog. For information on stock availability in real time, simply click on the image (you can then check the stocks availability in the color / size scroll menu of the product description sheet on our Online Store.)

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NOTE: For direct sales to consumers, see the list of retailers who keeps on site specialized products, click here.

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EDUCATIONAL VISUAL MATERIAL related to safe Skin to Skin practice

Skin to skin is simple and safe, but you have to make sure that some basic rules are well integrated. We offer 12 "x 18" (30.5 cm x 45.5 cm) "For Safe Skin-to-skin contact" posters and a 8.5 "x 11" (21.5 cm x 28 cm) leaflet "Skin-to-skin Benefits"(front) &" safe positions "(back) free of charge.

                   

 

SUGGESTIONS and SOLUTIONS to efficiently manage clothing in institutions ...

Several Vija Design ™ products are available in "One Size Fits All", which facilitates management and distribution. Some other clothes have different sizes. To facilitate the management of different sizes, some institutions use different colors, depending on size.

 

QUALITY OF SEWING, FABRICS AND MAINTENANCE...

Vija Design™ garments are designed and ethically manufactured in Canada, with high Canadian standards. The sewing is top quality (14 points per inch - 2.5 cm) for greater strength. The fabrics used for these garments have been tested and meet the standards (no heavy metals or harmful substances) for use with a baby.

As any other new garments, they could have been manipulated, so they should be washed before use, if they have been unpacked. If you want to get pre-washed garments (soft normal washing) with sealed packaging, it is possible to get upon request. An additional charge will be applied to the order.

They are resistant to high temperature washes and / or sanitized. Longevity of the garment with washes with chlorine will vary, since the "recipe" of washing is different from one institution to another - and depending on the use - an internal test is recommended.

Some institutions have a different wash service for perinatatal department since most infants do not need extreme sanitization. Remember that breast milk and skin-to-skin contact (contact with mother's microbiota) stimulates immunization.

Cotton is often used. This natural fiber is recommended by Kangaroo Mother Care specilized pediatricians as it is hypoallergenic, breathable, absorbs excessive heat & moisture, no static electricity, does not retain oil, fat and spots - and is easy to sanitize.
It is a "soft dry hand" so it is less danger of slippage than synthetic fibers. Cotton-spandex" 4-way stretch garments: the spandex fiber (also known as elasthanne, Lycra ™, etc.) is sensitive to chlorine. The more chlorine you use, the higher the fiber will deteriorate rapidly. It is not dangerous for the baby since the main component of the fabric is not spandex, but the quality and scalability will be affected in more or less long term, depending of quantity of chlorine and how it is rinsed.

 

Getting discounts on BUYING WHOLESALE for my institution?

Discounts on bulk purchases for Institutions may be obtained upon request. Please contact at us at 438-289-1243 or email info@vija-design.com (toll-free: 1-855-850-9279) or ask your country distributor if you are outside of Canada.

For a list of wholesale distributors for sale outside of Canada, please see the list at the bottom of  "Where to buy" web page.

 

Note: The care of premie, low-weight babies or with health problems should always be under the supervision of a qualified health professional. Make sure you have consulted prior to use garment.

 

N.I.C.U PHOTO ALBUM

 

                

 

SPECIALITY PRODUCTS:

The KANGAROO TUBE with zipper #VA004

Features:

Made of high density 4 way-stretch cotton-spandex jersey. Side zipper with protective facing. Inside support for baby's bottom. Can be worn under a hospital gown or under another garment. A mom with Intra-Venous can slip in it easily. 4 sizes available. Patented.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our 2012 version (AA-0491V - see below) with multi-positions Velcro™ attach, as showed at the Montreal La Leche League (LLL) Symposium november 2012, is now discontinued (because it has been evaluated that velcro could accumulate more bacteria, could be more unstable regarding safety when it gets older, could damage clothes and blankets and hook could hurt if touching baby's skin) - but can be made upon request (min. qty required).

 

The PREMA KANGAROO TUBE NV #VA060

Features:

Made of high density cotton-spandex 4-way stretch jersey. Allows skin-to-skin and expressing milk (discreet and hands-free). Side zipper from bottom to top that can be opened to loose belly. Inside support for the baby and also keep breastpump flange hands free when expressing breast milk. Worn under a hospital gown or any another garment. A mom with Intra-Venous can slip in it easily. 4 sizes available. Patented.

 

The WRAP KANGAROO CAMI #VA005W

Features:

Made of high density 4 way-stretch cotton-spandex jersey. Easy to adjust ONE SIZE FITS ALL. A mom with Intra-Venous can slip in it easily. Patented.

 

The PREMA-WRAP™ (underwear) with halter strap and micro-fleece #VA070NV1

Features:

Very light weight for mom (fine cotton-polyester jersey), soft and insulating on baby, the front panel is in polyester micro-fleece. Wear it under the hospital gown or under a cardigan - or with a Basic Cummerbund VM015P as a belly band. A mom with Intra-venous can wear it easily. One size fits all. Patented.

   

 

The PREMA-WRAP™ (underwear) with shoulder straps and micro-fleece #VA085

Features:

Very light weight for mom (fine cotton-polyester jersey), soft and insulating on baby, the front panel is in polyester micro-fleece. Wear it under the hospital gown or under a cardigan - or with a Basic Cummerbund VM015P as a belly band. With comfortable and reversible shoulder straps and support pleat in front fabric for baby's buttock. One size fits all. Patented.

 

The Basic Prema Wrap™ (underwear) #VA072

Features:

Ultra light weight (fine polyester-cotton jersey), can be worn under any garments and/or with the Basic Cummerbund VM015P as a belly band.  Large, comfortable and reversible shoulder straps for all sizes. Folded fabric under baby's buttock for a better support. One size fits all. PATENTED.

 

 

The Grand Prema Wrap™ - underwear with shoulder straps #VA074

Features:

Ultra light weight (fine polyester-cotton jersey), can be worn under any garments and/or with the Basic Cummerbund VM015P as a belly band.  Large, comfortable and reversible shoulder straps for all sizes. Folded fabric under baby's buttock for a better support. Detachable front fully or partially thanks to snaps. One size fits all. Patented.


 

THE SKIN TO SKIN BASIC BANDEAU #VM015P
Features:
Low price, simple and efficient, as much for dad as for mom! ... Made in a high density cotton-spandex jersey, 4-way stretch. Wear it as it is, over the Skin Skin Cam # VA031 or under a hospital jacket - or under another garment. 6 sizes available, from X-small to 2X-large.

 

The Prema Wrap™ - underwear with halter strap, micro-fleece & snaps #VA079B

Features:

Ultra light weight (fine polyester-cotton jersey) on mom, light & warm micro-fleece at the front, can be worn under any garments and/or with the Basic Cummerbund VM015P as a belly band.  Large, comfortable and reversible shoulder straps for all sizes.  Detachable front fully or partially thanks to snaps. One size fits all. Patented.

 

The UNISEX PREMA-WRAP Kangaroo Cami with shoulder straps #VA070NV2-M.

Made of high density cotton-spandex jersey & polyester micro-fleece at front. Same design as the regular Kangaroo warp Cami, but more masculine look with wide supportive, comfortable and reversible shoulder straps. Like the previous Cami, it is possible to adjust the height of the baby through the cross panels attached to the front. One size fits all. Ease of use with natural and instinctive gestures. Can be worn for full skin-to-skin or over an open garment at front. Patented.