While breastfeeding can be a magical experience and bond mother and child, it is not always easy. For new mommies who decide to breastfeed, some may experience soreness and leaks. Thankfully, bamboobies is here with comfy, washable nursing pads to help keep your tops dry, and non-toxic nipple balm to soothe any soreness. The mom founded company also makes other breastfeeding care products, and nursing bras and clothing to solve challenges faced my new mommies.
What’s more, bamboobies will be at the New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the bamboobies team, Madison Ward, Associate Marketing Manager, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with bamboobies, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Kerry Gilmartin, mom of three, founded bamboobies in Boulder, Colorado because she was on a personal mission to provide natural, high-quality and comfortable breastfeeding support products to new moms everywhere. Realizing that eco-friendly bamboo rayon velour provided a luxurious feel and incredible functionality, Gilmartin launched bamboobies. From there, the product line has grown to include bamboobies® Washable Nursing Pads, bamboobies® EcoPure® Bamboo Disposable Nursing Pads, boob-ease® Organic Nipple Balm, boob-ease® Therapy Pillows, bamboobies® Chic nursing shawl, our brand new boob-ease™ Organic Pumping Lubricant, bamboobies® Yoga Nursing Brahhh, bamboobies® Nursing Tank, mom-ease™ Baby Bottle Mixer, and mom-ease™ Formula Dispenser. These products are now available nationally at a variety of retailers.
Tell us about bamboobies. When did bamboobies start? How has bamboobies evolved since then?
As a serial entrepreneur with a few start-ups under her belt, Gilmartin founded bamboobies in 2010 because she was a ‘leaky’ breastfeeding mom who couldn’t find a comfortable, washable nursing pad to help keep her shirts dry. Due to the popularity of bamboobies Nursing Pads, the company has grown organically, expanding its distribution and product line through bootstrapping, a great staff, and a fun brand with eye-catching packaging. In March 2017, bamboobies will mark its seven-year anniversary and continues to see rapid growth. The company has experienced double digit percent growth year-over-year since its inception. Today, bamboobies’ award-winning products are available in more than 10,000 stores including national distribution at Target, Walgreens, Babies ‘R Us, and Kroger stores.
What are the most popular and newest products from bamboobies?
bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads, in the unique heart shape, are the company’s signature, award-winning product. They are made of ultra-soft bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer and an outer milk-proof liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks. Bamboobies has recently added five new items to its family of products to support modern breastfeeding moms. These new products include: first-to-market Organic Pumping Lubricant or Boob Lube™, bamboobies® Yoga Nursing Brahhh (winner of an “Award of Distinction” at the ABC Kids Expo), bamboobies® Nursing Tank, mom-ease™ Baby Bottle Mixer, and mom-ease™ Formula Dispenser.
Recently, four bamboobies products were named Gold Winners of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA). MCA deemed boob-ease® Organic Nipple Balm, boob-ease™ Organic Pumping Lubricant, bamboobies® EcoPure® Bamboo Disposable Nursing Pads, and bamboobies® Chic Nursing Shawl to be among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.
What sets bamboobies apart from other nursing product companies?
bamboobies was founded by a mom, for moms, because breastfeeding is beautiful, but not always easy. The products are award-winning, eco-friendly, and really work. Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine called bamboobies “Uh-May-Zing” and one mommy blogger said “bamboobies are like cashmere sweaters for your boobies!” Our breastfeeding support products are created with love from one mom to many others to ensure that new moms and babies are happier and healthier, and so is their world.
What can parents expect from bamboobies at the New York Baby Show?
bamboobies will have its full line of breastfeeding support products at the New York Baby Show for parents to see and feel the difference for themselves. We’ll also be handing out coupons and other goodies. Stop by and say hi!
For more information about bamboobies, check out buybamboobies.com.