As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
The items that your children touch need to be safe, comfortable and exciting. You can’t just use any old bowl anymore! That’s why b.box has become a sensation in Australia, and is booming here in the USA. They produce fantastic products that are safe for your kids and the environment.
To learn more about b.box, we spoke with a member of their team.
For someone unfamiliar with b.box, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
b.box is passionate about creating fun, functional and everyday baby essentials with a difference. Their goal is to make the lives of parents more convenient, in a cool and innovative way. But above all, everything b.box does is practical. And of course their products are BPA, Phthalates and PVC-free so they’re safe for our kids and the environment.
What makes b.box unique is the thought they give to design, functionality and aesthetic. With the benefit of the founders being moms themselves, they design products they need, want to use and that fill a gap in the market. They offer a range of products aimed at the 0-3 year old market, focused primarily on feeding and diaper changing, both in the home and for travel/on the go.
What is the background of b.box? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?
Australia-based, b.box was founded in 2007 by Dannielle Michaels and Monique Filer. The award-winning b.box collection of innovatively designed and everyday baby essentials includes the Travel Drying Rack, Sippy Cups, Diaper Wallet, Baby Bottle + Dispenser, Diaper Caddy, Travel Bib and Flexible Spoon, Snack Pack, Mesh Feeder, Baby Spoon, Bowl + Straw, Toddler Cutlery Set, and Divided Plates.
b.box has been embraced by retailers and consumers around the world. And the market likes what they do: many of their products have received awards both in Australia and internationally (their most recent accomplishment was winning The AusMumpreneur Awards which recognizes the best and brightest in the Mompreneur industry in Australia)
What are the most popular and/or newest products from b.box?
Their newest items are their infant and toddler feeding products:
Bowl + Straw: It’s the bowl with more, featuring a removable clip and straw so kids can drink liquid such as soup or milk and then use a spoon to scoop the rest. It also comes with a bonus insert for snack time on the go. And if your child leaves some for later, just pop the lid on for easy storage. The handles are designed for little hands and the tear drop shape is ideal for drinking straight out of the bowl, making mealtime lots of fun. It is available in Ocean Breeze, Strawberry Shake, Passion Splash and Lemon Sherbet.
Toddler Cutlery: Designed in consultation with a leading pediatric occupational therapist, our unique fork has been designed to fit the size and shape of little mouths. The shovel-shaped design and angle enables it to double as an implement to help children push food against and onto their fork, as well as a spoon itself. Both are specially designed to fit little hands and give kids ultimate maneuverability and control. The angle between the head and handle has also been carefully designed to ensure correct hand-to-mouth positioning. And for added convenience, it comes with its own case for mealtime on the go. It is also available in Ocean Breeze, Strawberry Shake, Passion Splash and Lemon Sherbet.
Divided Plate: the perfect complement to the b.box cutlery and bowl, this divided plate is great for kids who tend to like to explore new tastes and textures separately. It has a great size surface area, non-slip base and easy-grip rim.
All are dishwasher safe and like every b.box product they’re BPA, Phthalates and PVC free, so they’re safe for our kids and the environment.
What sets b.box apart from other childcare product companies?
The thought they give to design, functionality and aesthetic. Everything b.box does is not only fun and practical, but designed for added value and long-term benefits. This includes the b.box diaper wallet which can be used to hold not only diapers and wipes but also a change of clothes for baby, and the b.box diaper caddy which can be used as an art caddy for kids in addition to a diaper caddy.
What can parents expect to see from b.box at the LA Baby Show?
Parents will get to see a colorful display of the full range of b.box feeding and diapering items including the company’s innovative new feeding items, their Bowl + Straw, Toddler Cutlery set and Divided Plates.
For more information about b.box, check out bboxbaby.com