Tuesday, March 13, 2012

101 Uses for KAM Plastic Snaps: G-Tube Pads, Rompers & Friends

Gastrostomy tubes are placed in the stomach to provide an alternate way to offer food or medicine. They can also be used to vent the stomach for air or drainage. G-tube pads help to absorb any leakage and to slow buildup of granulation tissue around the tube. They can also help to brighten the day of a g-tube child. TubieWhoobies.com makes incredibly adorable g-tube pads with snaps.

If you'd like to make your own g-tube pad, there is a simple tutorial available at http://mylittlefighter.blogspot.com/2009/03/and-tutorial.html.

InspiredByWrenn.com makes these ingenius g-tube-friendly rompers that have snap-able flaps and openings which help to prevent your child from tugging at the tube while still providing caregivers easy access.

If you've got a child with a g-tube, they may find comfort in having their own stuffed animals or dolls made with snap-able g-tubes.

Be sure to check out our ongoing series for 101 Uses for KAM Snaps here:

We're also compiling a list of tutorials you may find useful at:

While the following product does not incorporate snaps, we wanted to mention it for those who might find it useful. MyGBelly offers g-tube pads, but they also make g-tube belts which provide added protection for the g-tube.

If you have a snap-related product or tutorial you would like to share, please email it to sales @ kamsnaps.com (remove the spaces) or feel free to post it on our Facebook page.