When our baby had his g-tube placed in his tummy, it was an emotionally challenging time for our family.
Thankfully he was finally able to eat! However, a very real clothing issue remained. How would we dress him?
I was sad to think his cute blue and white striped outfit would never be worn again. How would I dress him in his snap bottom clothes and still be able to feed him? What about his pajamas? At 10 months old – shirts without snaps or two piece pj’s were almost impossible to find in his size!
With the serious health issues we had faced in his 10 months of life I couldn’t help being sad that this one, seemingly trivial part of our lives was affected as well. Couldn’t we have one normal thing going for us? After all, I was a mom, I wanted my baby to be dressed nicely. I didn’t want him to wear cut up clothing. Besides how could I cut holes in clothes I had just paid for?
Knowing I was not the only parent faced with this dilemma, I was determined to find a better way. There had to be a solution for this clothing issue.
We knew we needed a fast, cute, and more affordable solution than a new wardrobe. And so Tummy Tunnels was born.
We went to a couple of appointments, and I made sure my son wore a turtleneck onesie with one of your Tummy Tunnels. He is only ever without them if I get behind on laundry, and I just hate that.
It made me so frustrated to see mostly things that would not work with her G tube. Then I found Tummy tunnels! So many things that were packed up and ready to be donated are now being worn by her! I can shop for her and buy something I really love knowing that I can use Tummy Tunnels to make it work for her! I really wish I had found out about Tummy tunnels sooner! It isn’t easy dealing with a tube fed infant, but Tummy Tunnels has made getting dressed a lot easier at least!
I used to search high and low for outfits that buttoned up the front but now that my daughter, Emma, is a year old, outfits like that are very difficult to find! Not to mention that she’s my last baby girl and I want to be able to dress her in whatever cute outfit I want, not just something that happens to button up!! Your idea has made that possible for me, and I am so grateful.