Mommy Spotlight

Mommy Spotlight: Karen Barski of Woombie

It’s been awhile since I last shared a Mommy Spotlight, and today, I’m featuring Tyckled Tales’ latest Mommy Spotlight with Karen Barski, founder of Woombie. Woombie is the original cocoon-like swaddle, recommended by doctors, nurses, doulas and countless moms and dads. Swaddling, which we’ve mentioned, is very instrumental during the 4th trimester (click here to read more).

Some parents, who struggle with traditional swaddlers, feel it may be too tiresome to keep having to rewrapp their babies, so the innovative Woombie has a zipper to zip up your baby snugly – keeping them comfortably warm and safe.

Woombie  has 18 different swaddles for parents to choose from, and they have other juvenile products, including their most recent release of a new educational toy for toddlers, called Time IN Dolls.

In this Mommy Spotlight, Karen shares her personal journey as a mother of FIVE and as the creator behind Woombie.


P.S. Be sure to check out the Woombie blog for a guest post by me on “Planning for Pregnancy and Using Your Baby Checklist.”
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Mommy Spotlight: Hanna Lim of Lollacup

It’s been awhile since we last featured an expert spotlight, and I’ve been really eager to share the story around Lollacup, an innovative straw sippy cup that’s a stylish and smart alternative to the traditional sippy cup.


If you’re a first-time expecting parent, you’re probably asking: “Why is a sippy cup even needed?”

Well, when your baby approaches the five to six month mark, your pediatrician will likely tell you it’s time to have your baby start drinking water and eventually prepare to wean him from the breast or bottle. Sippy cups help transition your baby through this process, and traditional sippy cups generally come with a spout and a spill-free valve. However, these valves in sippy cups can make it difficult for babies to drink from because they don’t quite have the skills or strength to suck out the liquid they need. Mommy Expert Sena said her daughter Olivia accepted the sippy cup at five months, but it took her a good month to figure out how to use it.

An alternative is to use straw sippy cups. However, these still come with spill-free valves, still making it difficult for your little ones to sip from. It is also often the case that they realize it’s easier to drink from by tipping the bottle up, which makes it harder to get to the liquid when the straw moves around inside the cup.

Today, for our Mommy Spotlight, I feature Hanna Lim, President and Founder of Lollacup, who created Lollacup after realizing this frustration herself and wanting to create something of her own to solve the problem. She ended up with a valve-free, weighted straw sippy cup that allows infants as young as nine months old to easily and effectively drink from a straw, even if the cup is tilted.



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