Hospital Pyjamas came about after our son was hospitalised. He wasn’t a fan of the hospital gowns & also when his own 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 from the pump 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 and formed Well Cool Clothing ( my son at the time used to use the term “that’s wellcool” constantly). The PJs have been trialled & 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
- IV flow undisturbed
- 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 comply with hospital regulations
- 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.