Welcome! Fledglings is now run by Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We’re working hard to make sure orders get to you quickly but until we transfer everything over to Contact, this might take longer than usual. Thanks for your patience and apologies for any delay – we expect to be in full swing again by 28th February.
For families and carers who have a child or relative with additional needs, coping with continence can be a part of their daily routine. All in one vests and bodysuits are designed to help. These bodysuit vests are made from a soft cotton jersey fabric which allows skin to breathe. The vests are styled to fit over the body and fasten with 3 poppers between the legs. The popper fastening allows the nappy or pad to be more easily changed, ideal for night times as well as when you are out and about.
These vests are available in 4 different styles;
Snappety Vest - sleeveless bodysuit with poppers at the gusset
Joey Vest - For families and carers who have a child or relative with additional needs, coping with a feeding tube can be a part of their daily routinue. Made from a soft cotton jersey fabric, the vests are styled to fit over the body and fasten across the tummy with a row of poppers. This allows access to a feeding tube as well as nappy changing.
T-Shirt Vest - The T-Shirt syle vest has a short sleeve and has the advantage of looking like a normal T-Shirt when worn with other clothes. The short sleeve is an alternative to the sleeveless versions and can give the wearer added warmth on the shoulders and upper arms
Long Sleeved Vest - The long sleeve is good for colder weather or those who struggle to regulate their temperature. The vests are styled to fit over the body and fasten with 3 poppers between the legs
Keeley Vests - For families and carers who have a child or relative with more limited movement these vests can be a great help. Made from a soft cotton jersey fabric, they have a cross body opening as well as poppers at the gusset. This allows the vest to be opened out for changing, without having to undress the wearer. The vest can be unpoppered across the chest for dressing or unfastened just at the gussett in order to access the nappy or pad (or both if needed) This means nappy changing can be done with the minimum of movement, improving the comfort of the wearer.
Toby Vests - The short legs are to help prevent access to nappies or pads. This is a close fitted garment with double strength fabric at the crotch and five poppers at the back to make it difficult for the user to get in but still allow the carer to change nappies.
The advantage of wearing bodysuits and vests are;
The poppers at the gusset allow easy access when the pad or nappy needs changing, changing is less stressful for the carer and can take less time.
Worn under everyday clothes, the vests can conceal the nappy or pad, thus avoiding embarrassment or unwanted attention.
They can help prevent unwanted undressing at inappropriate times or places
The vests and bodysuit are comfortable and can help keep the person warm
Bodysuits and vests with popper access can keep the pad more securely in place, both during the day or at night time. It is harder for the wearer to get at their pad or nappy, helping with unwanted incidents of 'smearing'