For too long, baby products from feeding pillows to blankets tend towards the drab: grays rule the landscape. But these are products for babies! They should be bright and colorful, and they shouldn’t be something you have to hide away if guests are over. La Millou, a Polish company, creates blankets and pillows that burst with life and can be used by anyone in the house, not just infants. La Millou will be at the New York Baby Show, on May 14th and 15th, on Pier 92.
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.
To learn more about La Millou, we spoke with a member of their team, Alicia Przemyska.
For someone unfamiliar with La Millou, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Since the beginning of La Millou, our priority has been to provide exceptional quality products and unique design to moms and dads all over the world. While designing our products, we are not limiting ourselves to common trends and patterns. Rather, we’ve set our imaginations free to play with vibrant colors and a wide variety of designs to give you a product you and your baby will love. We only use the finest, high-quality materials, along with exceptional craftsmanship, which distinguishes La Millou from others. We want to make everyone, both those giving and those receiving our products, happy.
What is the background of La Millou? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Our brand originated in Poland in 2012. Everything started when the owner of the company wanted to buy something exceptional for her baby, but all the products you could buy were boring, so alike, grayish or in pastel colors. Then she thought ‘why not to break the current trends, and try something new by creating baby products that are brightly colored, eye-catching and made of the best quality materials?’ We started with our line of stroller blankets and toddler bedding. Since then, La Millou has expanded rapidly. Today, we offer beautiful blankets for kids of all ages (swaddlers and light blankets for babies, filled blankets for older kids, bedding sets for toddlers, and even something for parents), pillows for all our customers, including babies, along with some decorative pillows that look great on the sofa and much more. We are also offering a variety of toys and baby accessories like changing mats, stroller pads, etc. La Millou is now all over the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and finally in the USA.
What are the most popular and/or newest services and products from La Millou?
Our best seller is Grandma Dana’s Hen – our breastfeeding pillow. It’s a nursing pillow like no other out there. Our Hen is made of super soft Minky which is perfect for a delicate baby’s skin with hypoallergenic filling inside. Thanks to our Hen pillow, nursing your loved one is easy and fun. Its optimal shape and just the right amount of filling provides comfort for a baby and convenience for moms while breastfeeding, or dads while bottle feeding. It can also be used by parents: on the road, as a cushion for your notebook, to relax with a book or while watching TV.
The best part of it is that it doesn’t look like a nursing pillow, rather like a piece of a décor. You can simply keep our Hen on your sofa, making it handy whenever needed instead of hiding it in some dark corner. And, if Dana’s Hen is not used for nursing, you can take a nap on it or use it as a toy for your older kid. It has so many uses.
What sets La Millou apart from other baby product companies on the market?
What makes us unique is definitely our style, and the quality of our products, no doubt about it. We like to break current trends and face them with our own ideas. That’s why in our offer, you can find patterns that have both a bit of classic look and some modern craziness at the same time. Product safety and quality is always of vast importance for us. All our fabrics are certified to meet high standard OEKO-TEX- CLASS 1, and all products meets necessary child safety standards. All La Millou products are made in Poland. We stand behind the quality of our products – we only use well-qualified craftsmen to have full control over the manufacturing process.
What can parents expect from La Millou at the New York Baby Show?
We are sure that NY Parents will be delighted with our offer. They will be able to find European craftsmanship in some of the best quality products which will excite and delight them. Let’s make this summer colorful!
To find out more about La Millou, check them out at lamillou-us.com