A young women whose baby underwent
heart surgery first developed this simple, but effective, feeding tube pocket pouch.
The newborn infant had to be fed every three hours through a nasogastric (NG) tube.
This feeding tube was inserted into his nose and left in place securely taped to
What a shock to find that almost
everybody was too intimidated to hold the baby because they were afraid of messing up the
feeding tube--even though it was gathered by a rubber band. The feeding tube not
only interfered with people trying to hold the baby but also could swing around and
irritate the baby's face.
And so was the genesis of the
feeding-tube pocket pouch. This small feeding-tube pocket pouch is made of soft
flannel and holds the NG feeding tube in place. This feeding-tube pocket pouch
minimizes the fear of accidentally pulling out the tube, eliminates the tube from
swinging, and keeps the tube away from baby's grasping hands. The pocket pouch can
be taped or pinned securely to the infants clothes, the tube gathered with the enclosed
elastic, and inserted into the pocket until needed again.
For those who prefer the NG tube
for each feeding, the feeding tube can be stored in the feeding-tube pocket pouch and kept
Each feeding-tube pocket pouch
measures 3-1/4 by 4-1/4 inches. It comes with a convenient elastic band and has a
secure closure. Each is made of washable flannel in solid pastels or nursery prints
and is priced $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping handling. Note: Feeding tube not included