Keeping you close, even when you're apart.
Finn the Panda was developed to help comfort babies during hospital stays, as well as to foster the bond between the baby and their caregivers, even when they have to be apart.
Finn the Panda is made of antimicrobial cashmere to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria to your sensitive baby.
Detachable scent patch
The cotton heart detaches so the caregiver can wear it to gather his or her scent, and then reattach to the panda, keeping the familiar smell close to baby.
Your comforting voice
The recording device allows you to record your familiar voice to be played back for baby anytime--once or on repeat.
Our daughter was born unexpectedly early and spent the first 56 days of her life battling the ups and downs of the NICU. The first two and a half years of her life were in and out of the hospital for procedures or illness, even landing us in the PICU twice. As a mom, I am familiar with parenting children in the hospital as well as siblings at home.
Finn the Panda was developed by Michelle Armstrong, a fellow NICU Mom. Her idea was that Finn could help keep parents close even when you have to be away.
Finn the Panda has so much value that can be brought to families- and not just babies in the NICU. Finn can help any child in a hospital setting, military families, children battling separation anxiety, and more stay connected to the people that love and care for them.
Finn the Panda can not only soothe children in these settings, but also bring comfort to caregivers knowing pieces of them are always there with their child.
You can leave a piece of you to provide comfort and bonding for your baby and you.
The scent patch can be worn in place of a breast pad, or under any garment, to absorb your smell and can be reattached to the bear to provide your scent in baby’s incubator or crib. Research has shown that the pheromones a mother exudes after birth are recognizable by her individual baby and can release endorphins in the baby’s brain. Babies can also recognize the scent of their mother, father, or any other caregiver which helps build the bond that is so important in those early months.
Your baby has heard the comfort of your voice in the womb and it is the most recognizable sound to their little ears. Record a lullaby or soft words for your baby and play it back once or on repeat, to help soothe baby to sleep, comfort baby during nurse cares, or just give you a few minutes away.
And Finn is made out of antimicrobial material to help prevent the spread of any bacteria or germs to your baby. The sealed packaging keeps exposure to a minimum and the antimicrobial fabric helps kill any bacteria it does come in contact with.