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.
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Breastfeeding is an important and central part of being a new mother. From leaks to sore nipples, there are problems and annoyances with the entire process. Thankfully, bamboobies is here to help with their comfortable and easy solutions!
We spoke with Krista Torvik, a member of the bamboobies team, to learn more.
For someone unfamiliar with bamboobies, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Kerry Gilmartin, mom of three, founded bamboobies in Boulder, Colorado, because she was on a personal mission to provide natural, high-quality and comfortable breastfeeding support products to new moms everywhere. Realizing that eco-friendly bamboo rayon velour provided a luxurious feel and incredible functionality, Gilmartin launched bamboobies. From there, the product line has grown to include bamboobies Nursing Pads, Boob-ease Organic Nipple Balm and our Chic Nursing Shawl and they are now available nationally at a variety of retailers.
What is the background of bamboobies? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?
As a serial entrepreneur with a few start-ups under her belt, Gilmartin founded bamboobies in 2010 because she was a ‘leaky’ breastfeeding mom who couldn’t find a comfortable, washable nursing pad to help keep her shirts dry. Due to the popularity of bamboobies Nursing Pads, the company has grown organically, expanding its distribution and product line through bootstrapping, a great staff and a fun brand with eye-catching packaging. In February 2016, bamboobies marked its sixth year and continues to see rapid growth. The company has experienced double digit percent growth year over year. Today, bamboobies breastfeeding support products are available in more than 10,000 stores nationwide.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from bamboobies?
Bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads, in the unique heart shape, are the company’s signature, award-winning product. They are made of ultra-soft bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer and an outer milk-proof liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks. The bamboobies product line also includes: Boob-ease Organic Nipple Balm, Eco-pure Bamboo Disposable Nursing Pads, a Chic Nursing Shawl, Nursing Brahhhs and tanks. All products provide great support for the modern nursing mom!
What sets bamboobies apart from other nursing product companies?
Bamboobies was founded by a mom, for moms, because breastfeeding is beautiful, but not always easy. The products are award-winning, eco-friendly and really work. Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine called bamboobies “Uh-May-Zing” and one mommy blogger said “bamboobies are like cashmere sweaters for your boobies!” Our breastfeeding support products are created with love from one mom to many others to ensure that new moms and babies are happier and healthier, and so is their world.
What can parents expect to see from bamboobies at the LA Baby Show?
Bamboobies will have its full line of breastfeeding support products at the LA Baby Show for parents to see and feel the difference for themselves. We’ll also be handing out coupons and other goodies. Stop by and say hi!
You can find out more at buybamboobies.com