The idea for Hospital Pyjamas came about after our son was hospitalised 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 IV line (drip) and this needed to be disconnected and threaded through his pyjama sleeve. He also got embarrassed being exposed. As a trained nurse, I realised that if there were child friendly pyjamas designed specifically for hospital, not only would it enhance my sons comfort and privacy, it would also involve me more in his care whilst letting the nurses get on with their work. My son is now thankfully well.
I returned to my idea in 2010 and formed Well Cool Clothing ( my son at the time used to use the term “that’s wellcool” constantly). A lot of time has been spent researching our fastenings and more importantly the position of the fastenings. The PJs have also been trialled at a hospice and on a regular basis by our sons who were our biggest critics. These are now the finished designs and with all new products there have been many alterations and design changes along the way. They continue to evolve.
Hospital Pyjamas v Normal Pyjamas v Gowns
- Hospital Pyjamas allow IVs 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.
- Optional velcro fastenings for younger children or who are learning disabled.
- Poppers are on a strip so that they cannot become detached.
- Made in Great Britain.