About Infant Brace

Clavicular fractures, or broken collarbones, occur in 1-3% of births in the United States. Seeing your child in pain can be very stressful and current treatments are essentially non-existent.

The Infant Brace was designed by a mother-baby nurse to provide breathable, gentle support without the use of Velcro, plastic, or metal – materials that could damage, scratch or create pressure sores on your baby’s fragile skin.

The elasticity of the brace material provides the right amount of resistance to secure and hold your baby’s arm to their torso without causing discomfort. This helps to enable proper healing and minimizes your baby's pain.

The soft mesh material helps to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature; reducing the risk of SIDS by making it easier to make sure your baby is not too hot or too cold.

Infant Brace provides a safe and effective way to reduce your baby’s pain and gives your baby the stability to heal - bringing peace of mind to you. Click here to purchase and see what Infant Brace can do for your baby.

Baby wearing the infant brace for broken clavicle on left arm

Our Story

When our baby was born with a broken clavicle, my husband and I were stunned. Nothing had seemed to go wrong during her delivery, but the x-ray confirmed that her right collarbone was indeed broken. The only thing our pediatrician told us to do was to keep her arm as immobilized as possible for the next 10-14 days. 

I asked if there was a brace we were supposed to buy to help her heal (like we do for adults who break their collarbones) or reduce pain. He told us that there were no braces available, but that we could pin her sleeve to the front of her shirt. Having two older children, I had a feeling that solution wouldn't last long, but I tried it anyway. Sure enough, her little arm was out in about 30 seconds.

Not giving up, I searched the internet trying to find something that could work. As a nurse, I know that infants have very specific needs regarding restraints. Babies can’t easily control their temperature and their skin is delicate. They spend most of their time sleeping, so a soft material would be best.

I couldn't find anything that met my baby’s needs on the internet. Our baby had stopped nursing because of her pain. I felt more and more anxious about how I was going to help her.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. I brainstormed about what I could do to help my baby. I came up with the Infant Brace. The brace is made from a breathable, elastic material that helps secure a baby's arm to their torso without plastic, metal, or Velcro. I made one for my baby and immediately noticed that it helped to reduce her pain. As she began to eat again, my worries and anxiety were eased.

I was asked by pediatricians where I had found the Infant Brace. They all thought it was a wonderful idea. I began to feel the desire to provide this option for others. I remembered how desperate I had felt to help my baby heal and reduce her pain. We are proud to offer the Infant Brace for parents who are looking for a way to help their baby. We hope it brings healing to your child and peace of mind to you. 

About the Creator

Infant Brace creator Kirsten Quist with her daughter Emma

Above: Emma and Kirsten

Kirsten grew up just outside Seattle, Washington. At an early age, she showed an interest in medicine. She decided to become a nurse after spending time as a CNA and completing the required coursework to receive her EMT. She received her nursing degree from Brigham Young University in 2009 and is currently working towards a graduate degree as a Nurse Midwife and Women's Health provider. She has worked in addiction recovery, medical-surgical nursing, post-partum care, and labor and delivery.