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Happy Thanksgiving: Saying Thanks in 2016

November 24, 2016

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As 2016 is coming to an end and we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’d like to say thank you. We have a lot to be thankful for, even in a tumultuous and uncertain year, and sometimes it is precisely in tough times that we realize it. At Catbird Baby, we want to say a sincere thank you to our customers. Our independent retail store owner customers who believe in our brand, value our innovative products, and root for us to succeed as much as they do for their own stores: thank you. To the thousands and thousands of parents who have used our products over the last decade, who have written us to to say how much they love them, sent us their photos, let us know that their Catbird Baby mei tai or pikkolo has been imbued with precious memories from 2, 3, even 4 children, and that they treasure these memories, now and always: thank you. To the community of brave, smart, ambitious, hard-working, and creative women that I have met through founding and running Catbird Baby, so many of whom have become my personal friends and been moral support, a sounding board, an inspiration: thank you. As we sit down with our family and friends today for Thanksgiving dinner, we truly do include you in our thoughts and prayers for peace and happiness.

Starting a business from scratch is an enormous leap of faith, and so much of what happens in the course of getting the business off the ground, and keeping it going, is discouraging. Many people you meet don’t believe in you, or demand to know why you aren’t doing better, doing more. Even they deserve our thanks, though, because they push us to strive to actually be better. And striving to be better, everyday, is what keeps us going. To be better, kinder, more helpful, more accommodating, more understanding, and more human. Everyday. Thank you, to all of you, for making us better.




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We want to win a Nimlok display wall. Who wouldn’t?

January 16, 2014

Well, maybe you, because you don’t need a 10 ft. lightweight fabric wall and where would you store it? BUT that’s the beauty of it, it’s COMPACT, so storage isn’t an issue and you never know, someday you just may need a 10 ft. lightweight fabric wall.

If you are an entrepreneur, though, you are probably salivating (like we are) at the prospect of winning a Nimlok 10ft Compact Image tension fabric display because you know how much trade show/marketing event displays cost. (“That’ll be one arm and your leg, sir.”) It’s tempting to cheap out and not get a quality brand like Nimlok, because of the cost and on the internet nobody can hear you scream about the fact that this wall you have looked SO MUCH LIKE the more expensive one but now that you’re setting it up and the cheap one keeps falling over YOU SO GET IT.

We have a lot of consumer marketing events in addition to our annual trade show coming up this year. We have some gorgeous photographs of our baby carriers in action that we want to showcase and it seems a shame to put such beautiful moms, dads, and babies on cheap, flimsy display walls. So we are crossing our fingers and hoping we can put them on a made-in-the-USA, lifetime-warranted, wonderfully-lightweight Nimlok wall.


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November 4, 2013

Catbird Baby has worked with many bloggers in the past to review our products and also host giveaways. We enjoy working with writers who focus on family and parenting issues, and of course those who take a special interest in babywearing.

We are excited to announce a new blog initiative called “The Catbird Seat.” If you’re not familiar with this expression, it means to be in an enviable or advantageous position. For your further curiosity, read about the origins of this phrase here.

We want to document your Catbird Baby babywearing journey, highlighting how Catbird Baby carriers adapt as your child grows, showcasing their longevity, versatility, and value through the first 2 years of your baby’s life.

Catbird Baby is accepting applications from bloggers who would like to participate in this project, through December 5, 2013. We would like to select 4-6 bloggers for participation and begin the project in January 2014.

The requirements are simple!
•you have an existing blog that you maintain (if you do not currently have a blog you may still apply as long as you have samples of your writing that you can submit; email if this applies to you)

•you have a baby between the ages of 0-18 months, or you are currently pregnant with a due date before May 1, 2014

How does it work?

You will receive 1 pikkolo baby carrier and 1 mei tai baby carrier from us. We ask you to use them daily, or at least weekly. If you end up favoring one style over the other, no worries! We ask you to write a blog post about how the carrier is useful to your baby’s particular age/what’s going on in your life, according to the following baby age periods: 0-3 months, 4-7 months, 8-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months. Each post should be between 350-650 words; we can be flexible on length, a bit shorter (maybe you have a ton of great photos) or longer (you have something important/complicated to write about) can be ok. Each post MUST contain good photographs (3-4 at least). You will receive $25 for each post accepted.


Fine print: The carriers that Catbird Baby provides to you free of charge must be kept by you and not resold; if at any time you decide to stop blogging, or we ask that you stop, you will send the carriers back to us. We ask that you do not apply unless you can commit to participating for at least 3 posts (and for those whose child may be older to start, perhaps only 3 posts will make sense). Any photographs that you take for your blog posts will become the property of Catbird Baby Inc. for our promotional purposes. You also retain the right to use your photographs for your own blog and personal purposes as you see fit. Your posts will be published first on our blog and will be copyrighted by Catbird Baby; you may also publish the posts on your own blog after they have been published on the Catbird Baby blog, and please link to the cbb blog post in your post on your blog.

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