Practical, portable, discreet, and fabulous — there is a growing range of products to support tube feeding. These are our picks.
Looking for an easy and convenient way to feed on the go? The Tubie Fun Reusable Pouches can hold 500ml of liquid and connect to Nutricia Flocare products. They can also be used to store formula, milk, blended food, condiments, soups, custards, yoghurts and toiletries. The options are endless.
THE ABILITIES IN ME
If your child has just started their tube feeding journey, this is a great book to include in your resources to help understand the concept in a positive and empowered way. Aimed at children between three and eight, it tells the story of a young girl who is tube fed.
G-tube pads (also known as button pads, or button pad covers) are designed to take the place of hospital gauze, and are a fun and stylish way to help with tube feeding. They are used to absorb any leakage from the site, keeping it clean and dry. We love the options from Tubie Fun, which have bright colours and a range of themes including LEGO, superheroes, and princesses. From RRP $9.50 tubiefun.com.au
KIDS’ TUBE FEEDING
These insulated feed bags are great for kids who need freedom to move. The backpacks feature a bottom opening to allow for the drip chamber and tubing
to be easily accessible for connecting. It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and fits the Nutricia pump with a 500ml Flocare bottle or 500ml Nutrini bag, or the 500ml Nutricia Optri bottles. RRP $65
The FreeGo adult pump backpack allows for easy portability of the FreeGo pump system. Designed for adults, the backpack will hold the 500ml RTH containers and 200ml bottles. It will also hold the 1500ml and 1000ml RTH. Plus, black goes with everything!
The tummy Wonsie is perfect for tube feeding via a PEG or G-tube. Made from soft cotton with a discreet centre front opening with a snap closure, it also helps to deter hands from touching the tummy area, keeping the area clean. They also ensure backs and tummies stay warm during the cooler months.