My husband is a firefighter and I am a registered nurse, though our greatest joy is at home with our six children (8, 7, 6, 4, 2, & 8 mos). I left my job at the hospital in 2009 to be home full-time, which has proven to be the most difficult and rewarding work of all.
When our oldest son was 8 months old, he was the only one in our home who did not sleep nestled under the year-round comfort of a down blanket. He slept in standard cotton sleep sacks, which seemed like a good combination of safety, warmth and softness for an active baby. However, he outgrew one every few months, and the Velcro closures did not hold up well through multiple washes.
I marveled at the thought of my baby contentedly snuggled in the softness of a down sleep sack made to withstand the test of time. After several experiments with sketching and producing an original pattern, I successfully created a sleep sack with down fill and adjustable sizing with snaps (patent pending), which was originally known as the “Snuggle Down”. I made several for family and friends, and progressively improved the product in aesthetics and function.
At the end of 2010, I began to offer the same design of the Snuggle Down in a variety of unfilled fabrics and weights. The product was renamed the Baby Snap Sack® to encompass both the down-filled version and unfilled versions. I also began working with other local seamstresses to help with parts of the production process.
Our newest product, The Milk & Honey Wrap®, was introduced in the Fall of 2013. When my fifth baby was nursing often, I used her favorite blanket for the car seat and stroller as a convenient cover for privacy in public. As she grew older and more active though, it became a very common occurrence for her to kick or pull the blanket off when I was least expecting it. When I experienced the need first-hand for a simple baby blanket, which could convert to a securable nursing cover, I began the journey to develop a new unique product.
The Milk & Honey Wrap®, (patent pending) is a baby swaddle and travel blanket, that converts to a nursing cover with strategically placed labels and snaps. For breastfeeding, it is discreet like a simple baby blanket, drapes stylishly like a scarf, and is secure like a standard nursing cover. The cowl neck drape provides the ability for the mother to view her nursing baby without a rigid apparatus.
I hope you enjoy our products as much as we do!
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