In the summer of 2009, I gave birth in Brooklyn to my first baby boy. It quickly became clear that connecting with other new moms on a regular basis would be vital to my personal sanity. Also, how was I going to get around town with a small infant in tow? As babywearing and my local moms group became an integral part of my everyday life, I began to dream of a home-away-from-home where new parents could learn from each other and find an inspiring mix of products and classes. By the time my baby was 18 months old, Caribou Baby was born.
Many long days were spent away from my family as I got things up and running. When my husband quit his job to join forces, I knew things were gettin' real! Our doors opened and new mamas came from all over to seek our guidance and share their wisdom. That openness continues today, and is felt by all who enter our shop. Since then, our product and class offerings have quadrupled and our small staff of three has grown to more than 15. I'd like to give a big hug and huge THANK YOU for sharing your bellies, your babies, your stories and your families.
So, what’s the new name you ask?! Drumroll please………
Four years and another son later, we are thrilled for this opportunity to refocus on you, our Mamas! We have loved every minute we've spent with your delicious babies and now we are celebrating all the moms (and dads) out there who are truly at the center of what we do. Wild Was Mama is about courage. Parenting is the wilderness. Follow your instincts.
The culture of parenting is ever-changing, but one thing remains constant: Mothers (and the partners and families that support them) will always try to do what's best for their babies. So when it comes to learning how to use a baby carrier, trying on a nursing bra for the first time, figuring out the ins and outs of cloth diapering, or outfitting your growing belly, we are here to remind you to keep it simple and trust yourself. You got this!
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