OstoBear – The Cuddly Companion with a Stoma.
OstoBear is now available from Stomawise. Designed and manufactured in conjunction a leading Ostomy Underwear Manufacture to demonstrate their waist band products, Ostobear is now available only through Stomawise for children undergoing surgery to allow them to have a cuddly companion throughout their experience in hospital.
We have also negotiated an agreement with an online teddy clothing supplier so that children receiving a donated bear can buy Ostobear clothing from their range at a discounted rate by entering a code that will be supplied with bears falling in to this category.
Alternatively you can buy from the Ostobear range of clothing at Build Your Bears Wardrobe
The teddies are supplied in Pyjamas in either boy or girl styles (may vary from pictures depending on stocks) which allows them to be dressed as you wish.
OstoBear’s have a life like stoma (just like the real thing) and wear a Paediatric pouch which can be removed and replaced for teaching purposes as they are fixed to the bears abdomen with Velcro fastening to allow easy removal/replacing of the pouch many times.
The bears are fully CE approved but not recommended for children under 36 months and are available to purchase in the Stomawise store and by donation.
The OstoBear’s are available by Donation from Stomawise to children undergoing ostomy surgery, only at the request of your stoma nurse to accompany your child through their experience in hospital, providing the hospitals stoma dept subscribe to the Stomawise Health Care Professional area of the Stomawise Website and have fulfilled the criteria set out by Stomawise to receive donations.