Miniboos are available in 6 fabulous colours made from bamboo or Ellie Miniboo made from brushed cotton in a vibrant unisex design!
One for mummy and one for baby!
Shortlisted down to 5 nationally in Child Health with the RCNI awards.
*Best Practice Initiative by Unicef Baby Friendly International Conference, taking neonatal care to the next level.
Gold Award winning ~ Miniboo and parental bonding!
As featured in Mail on Sunday June http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3644577/HEALTH-Early-birth-comforts.html
Primarily our tiny Miniboos are being used with babies who are born too soon. They are part of the developmental care programme on the NICU or SCBU in UK hospitals. When babies are in the incubators, and poorly, it is advised not to over handle. This means mummies and daddies cannot always have those precious cuddles that help with the important parent/baby bonding process. This is where Miniboo & Cuskiboos come in.. Mummy keeps Miniboo on her person to pick up all those lovely mummy smells and then places it next to baby in the incubator, baby can smell mummy and keep swapping the 2 Miniboos so mummy can smell baby too, which in turn, if breast feeding, will help the milk flow. Research from midwives have also noted Miniboo has helped lower baby's blood pressure. Can also be used with twins that have been separated.
Our NHS protocol is available to view here :
Made from 100% bamboo rayon fibre, anti-bacterial properties.
Washable at 30 degrees / Miniboo Ellie can be washed up to 60 degrees
Dimensions: length 19.5 cm
Adheres to all safety regulations required
Ideal gift for premature baby, includes birth card photo frame in gift box.
Please note, in most units plush toys are NOT allowed in incubators, Miniboos and Cuskiboos ARE allowed.
* We recommend to use Miniboo from prem up to 3 months old, after this time it is advisable to graduate onto our normal sized Cuskis, unless you are using them for weaning off big Cuski at nursery or reception.
Elizabeth Grace - Manchester
Absolute dream! Fabric is perfect and baby loves them. Well done Cuski for a fantastic product.
Ella - St Mary's Paddington
The Miniboos which we have been given on the ward, have been an absolute godsend. Being separated from your baby is heart breaking, but Miniboo has given me the strength to get through this. Thank you so much for such a fantastic meaningful and essential product xx
Kirsty thomson - Stratford upon avon
I am Kirsty, age 5. I still have my Cuski Boo which I have had since I was born. I call him Little Boo and I sleep with him in bed. He smells lovely, he is still soft and I want to keep him always. I love him.
Caroine Sanders - New York ,USA
If I could rate this product higher than 5 start I would! My son Oliver has been a Cuski fan since birth. We have used Cuski with him from day one at the hospital. He has always been a content baby, and a great sleeper. No dummy needed! At 18 months Oliver now has a Cuski with him wherever he goes!
Recently a cousin of mine had a baby born at 25 weeks. I gave her a Miniboo as a gift as well as a Mini Swandoodle. Mom slept with it for a few days and on the night she had to leave without her son she gave it to him. She switched on and off daily between the Miniboo Cuski Lovie and the Mini Swandoodle. The baby is doing great, and his lungs are developing fine. The nurses attributed his success in part to the comfort of moms scent. Mom was also grateful to have something that smells like her son every night. In the USA the nurses were a bit hesitant to put anything in the incubator with the baby, but aftering hearing of the potential benefits they did allow it, especially because he was under round the clock supervision. The nurses swear that he has doen a lot better than others in his same condition. Mom always makes sure he has his Cuskiboo to keep him feeling secure.