The idea for Hospital Pyjamas came about after our son was hospitalised way back in 2007 and like all mums I wanted to help and make his hospital stay as comfortable as possible.
When his pyjamas needed changing we had to wait until the nurses were free as he had an IVI (drip) and this needed to be disconnected and threaded through his pyjama sleeve. As a trained nurse I empathised with the busy workload on the highly trained nursing staff and realised that if there were more child friendly pyjamas available it would involve me more in his care and let the nurses get on with their work. This design is the finished product and there have been many alterations and design changes along the way.
Hospital Pyjamas v Normal Pyjamas
- Hospital Pyjamas allow IVIs to be changed without having to remove pyjamas, unlike traditional pyjamas
- Allow easy access for medical examination without undue exposure
- Remove the need to strip off to wash
- Accommodate other medical appliances such as plaster casts and splints
- Promote parent / carer involvement as nursing input is reduced
- Provide privacy and comfort, promoting wellbeing
- Look great and are a much needed improvement to hospital gowns
Specialist Design Attributes
- 100% cotton and wash at 60 degrees.
- There is a protective foam strip behind the poppers to cushion the body.
- There are no popper strips on the back of the body and they have been placed away from pressure areas.
- Plastic poppers have been used to prevent nickel allergy and not to interfere with electrical equipment.
- Poppers are on a strip so that they cannot become detached.
- Made in Great Britain.