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CATBIRD BABY ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW CARRIER!

April 1, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2016

For more information, contact:
Nicole Keesecker, Director of Communications
773.922.6570
nicole@catbirdbaby.com

CATBIRD BABY ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW CARRIER

After much anticipation, Catbird Baby would like to announce our new and improved carrier! It’s what every new mom has been asking for: a baby carrier that works for infants AND toddlers WITHOUT AN INSERT! Our new design features dual-adjustable buckles, memory foam straps, and a unique “cincher” that allows the carrier to instantly adapt to fit an itty-bitty newborn or wrangle your tired two-year-old. We’ve specifically designed this carrier to make babywearing easy and comfortable for a variety of bodies including moms who had c-sections, those with shorter torsos, and dad who prefer crossable straps. Without a bulky structured waistband, it fits easily in any diaper bag. Beth Leistensnider, Catbird Baby owner and founder says “We think our new carrier is going to be a game-changer in the baby gear space. Up until now, there have been so few good options.”

Catbird Baby pikkolo in Georgia

Catbird Baby pikkolo in Georgia

The new Catbird Baby pikkolo is on sale today! You can find your local baby boutique or visit www.catbirdbaby.com to be the first of your friends to get your hands on this amazing addition to the ever-expanding world of baby carriers.

Some may ask how the pikkolo compares to other carriers on the market today; the pikkolo has a forward-facing option and has undergone almost 9 years of rigorous field testing before release.

All smiles, being worn in the pikkolo baby carrier.

All smiles, being worn in the pikkolo baby carrier.

Catbird Baby is a Chicago-based carrier company and a pioneer in the babywearing industry. Owned and operated by Beth Leistensnider, babywearing expert, designer extraordinaire, and mom of two, Catbird Baby products have been infant insert-free since April 1, 2008. To learn more about Catbird Baby and our story, visit www.catbirdbaby.com.

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Mei Tais News/Announcements Product News Uncategorized

A Mei Tai for Mighty Gabriel

October 10, 2015
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We have a few new mei tais coming out this fall (we’ll tell you more about those next week), but wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about one in particular and the special place it holds in our heart.

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A mei tai for Mighty Gabriel

Our newest mei tai pattern is called Mighty Gabriel’s Forest and it’s named for a beautiful little boy whose life was much too short. Before he was born, his parents were gifted a Catbird Baby carrier, by a member of our team, that they would never be able to use. No parent should have to go through what they have. And at Catbird Baby we want to honor baby Gabriel and bring awareness to the disease that took him from us.

Gabriel Anthony Allen was born on June 24, 2015 with a genetic disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA. The diagnosis came when he was just four weeks old. We had never heard of it before; neither had his parents. SMA is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.

Baby Gabriel

Baby Gabriel was born on June 24th.

Gabriel in Hospital

Gabriel was diagnosed with SMA when he was 4 weeks old and spent 30 days in the hospital.

Gabriel Outside

Once home, Mighty Gabriel was able to spend some time outside in his backyard forest with the help of his special wagon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel spent his 64 days of life surrounded by love. While his body was failing, his mind was sharp. He smiled. He loved music and being outside with his parents and three-year-old sister. He was brave and mighty.

Gabriel’s backyard is a forest of trees filled with deer, rabbits and foxes. He never grew up to run and explore this wonderland or learn to skip rocks alongside his sister. But we know that his spirit lives on in the whisper of the wind, the rustling of the leaves, in the playfulness and purposefulness that is nature ; his spirit lives on in Mighty Gabriel’s Forest.

Mei Tai Gabriel Forest Pattern

A nature inspired design with trees, deer, foxes and rabbits that remind us of Gabriel and his time spent outdoors.

A portion of all Mighty Gabriel’s Forest mei tai sales will go to cureSMA, an organization that funds research for the treatment of and cure for SMA.

To learn more about SMA visit cureSMA.org.

To learn more about Mighty Gabriel and his story visit mightygabriel.blogspot.com

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Contest/Giveaway Mei Tais

IBW 2015 Giveaway with Babylonia

October 8, 2015

To celebrate International Babywearing Week 2015, we have teamed up with Babylonia, a fabulous Belgian brand of woven wraps made in fair-trade in India. Their cotton woven wraps are wonderfully soft and cushy out of the box and come in a variety of gorgeous colors. Paired with our Georgia mei tai carrier, the winner will be celebrating IBW 2015 (and beyond!) in style.

BabyloniaUSA and Catbird Baby #IBW2105 Giveaway!

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