Nurtured By Design
Nurtured by Design is a family-owned company that started in 2001 with the birth of Zachary and the original The Zaky that his mom made for him. Yamile Jacksonmade The Zaky to help her, her husband, and Zachary be closer to each other during his 5-month hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Zachary is our CIO (Chief Inspirational Officer) and we work on his behalf.
We design ergonomic devices help parents nurture their children even when it is difficult to do so. Nurtured by Design is the only company of its kind and is helping children at home and in hospitals in over 50 countries. We are certified as a Woman Owned Business and we are a client of the Houston Technology Center, in the Life-Sciences Division.
Nurtured by Design is the pioneer and global leader in the research, development, and marketing of devices and solutions that apply ergonomics and human factors engineering to support the neurological, physical, physiological, and psychological development of the neonate.
Our Family Centered Developmental Care System called The ZakPak includes The Zaky and the Kangaroo Zak, provide 24/7 evidence-based and individualized care to each neonate from birth, around the clock. We offer training and consulting services in the areas of Kangaroo Care, developmental care, and family centered care.
We started the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15) that is celebrated globally.
Services we provide
Parallel to the work of research and development of our own products and services, we provide consulting and training services on developmental care, Parent-infant centered care, and Kangaroo Care. We also tailored ergonomic solutions for hospitals at their request.
We have donated tens of thousands of dollars in products to the most fragile babies and toddlers in hospitals and families of hospitalized babies around the world. See our On Behalf Of Zachary (OBOZ) Donation Program.
Nurtured By Design is an active member in the prematurity community. Information about how to attend upcoming events and fundraisers can be easily found by visiting their website.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, you will find questions that are frequently asked about Nurtured By Design. If you have a question about Nurtured By Design, their mission, or want to know more, please feel free to contact Preemie Parent Alliance and we will make sure your question is answered promptly.
What kind of families do you work with?
Connected Forever works with the most fragile of families – those who have experienced a premature birth.
What year were you established?
Connected Forever was started in 2014 so that no family has to endure their NICU journey alone.
What is your organization classification?
We are a non-profit organization
What is the geographical reach of your organization?
Connected Forever supports families in our local community as well as families within the state of Nebraska.
Drop us a line anytime, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.