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.
Is it time for your baby to bid his/her bottle adieu? The transition from a bottle to a sippy cup can be bumpy for both babies and parents. ZoLi helps make the clunky transition seamless, with the help of their weighted sippy cups. ZoLi specializes in baby products that solve real problems that parents face.
We chatted with Julianna Shaw, the Founder and CEO of ZoLi Inc, to learn more about what’s new with them and what parents can expect from them at the LA Baby Show!
For someone unfamiliar with the culture of ZoLi, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
When we started the company, our mission was to create safe, innovative products that met the challenges of modern parenting. Over the years, as the company has grown, our product line has expanded and we have broadened our product focus from modern parenting to everyday life. However, our core vision remains the same – to provide innovative and safe solutions.
What’s the background of the company? When did it start? How has it evolved over time?
ZoLi was founded at the end of 2008. In the past seven years, we have grown from just juvenile products to a juvenile and houseware company.
What are the most popular and newest products from ZoLi?
ZoLi has several products that have made many mom’s must-have lists. The BOT straw sippy cup is a game-changer. We were the original weighted straw sippy cup. When it was first launched, we would get tons of positive feedback from moms how this sippy cup made their baby’s transition from bottle to sippy seamless. BOT quickly became the only cup that their child would use.
Buzz B nail trimmer was also a favorite of many moms. All moms have experienced the angst when it comes to trimming their baby’s nails. Buzz B is a battery operated nail file with soft, cushioned pads that is designed specifically for infants and babies so that moms can safely trim their baby’s nails, without having to worry about cutting too deep or hurting the surrounding skin.
Chubby Gummy teething sticks are another popular item. The soft nubs soothe baby’s sore gums, and the easy to grasp handle makes it the go-to product for teething babies.
We have recently launched NOSH, our ceramic line for the whole family. We wanted to create bright and modern dinnerware for everyday use but also with kids in mind. That is why we have silicone wraps on bowls and plates so they stay put during mealtimes. NOSH and NOSH XL come in different sizes so you can choose smaller plates and bowls for toddlers or larger ones for the rest of the family.
What sets ZoLi apart from other baby gear companies?
Like other small, family-owned businesses, we strive to do the best we can to create the best products possible. We believe products that we create should not only look good, but also be functional. That is why each and every product we create at ZoLi must meet our design mandate of utility, style, and safety.
What can parents expect to see from ZoLi at the LA Baby Show?
Parents will be able to see our top selling baby items, as well as a few new feeding items.
For more information, check out ZoLi-inc.com!