IV Decals – a little pop of colour for hospital stays


There is nothing fun about being in hospital (and no hospital ever promises otherwise) however little things can brighten a stay, particularly if you’re a child.

Little Love Medical is adding a little burst of colour (or a bright Kapow!) to IV bags with IV Decals.

IV Decals are the first ever decorative product for IV bags and as well as putting a bright pattern on hospital equipment, they also put smiles on little faces. There are lots of designs to choose from including dots, stripes and leopard print. The top picks for kids are the ‘comic’ designs – ‘Kapow!’, ‘Bam!’, ‘Boom’ and a graded scale showing little super-heroes just how they’re ‘powering up’.


The designer behind Little Love Medical, Ashley Ludwin, has a deep fear of IVs and realised that if she couldn’t get through such a procedure without anxiety, then how do children cope? It was the beginning of Ludwin’s plan to transform bland and scary hospital equipment into objects that are less confronting. IV Decals are the first product, and Ludwin has ideas for more.

IV Decals are available in twenty-four different designs (custom designs and logos are also available) and are sold in packs of five for US$8.99. The removable, decorative decals are approved by US medical authorities as safe to use. Little Love Medical ship internationally.

If you don’t have a personal need for IV Decals but think they’re a great idea, you can donate them to the hospital of your choice via the online store.


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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