There are so many different choices you have when it comes to purchasing baby clothes and products. There are dozens of varieties, brands and styles. One company that stands out is Luv Bug, which produces stylish, safe and comfortable baby products that are environmentally friendly at the same time! Luv Bug will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at 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 the company, we spoke with the husband and wife who started Luv Bug.
For someone unfamiliar with Luv Bug, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
They say when your work is your passion, it never feels like work. At Luv Bug we are blessed to work with what we are passionate about every day: creating baby and child gear, and accessories that embrace the joy, love and free spirit of children. Family and community are the roots of our company. Having three amazing kids, careers in school and community counseling, and experience as an elementary school principal makes those roots a natural part of what we stand for. We value the meaning of community building and sustainability. Several of our products have components of organic textiles, and we use minimal packaging to help preserve our environment for the future generations. Our products are hand-made by professional artisans and manufactured proudly in the United States. We recognize that we are a part of something greater than ourselves and giving back helps strengthen the community of which we are all a part. Our products are 100% inspired by children, and strive to create stylish, high-quality, and multifunctional baby and child accessories that make parenting easier. Our bold and bright fabrics are the perfect way to capture the vibrant and fun-loving spirit of kids, which is the core of what Luv Bug Company represents. We take pride in customer satisfaction, and listening to the needs of our consumers.
What is the background of Luv Bug? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
During the summer of 2013, we were on family vacation with my parents. In the evening, we began discussing how to improve a nursing cover that I was using with my son Maddox. The next morning, my mom broke out a sewing machine and started creating what I envisioned as the best nursing cover on the market (our Peek a Boo mini). From there, Luv Bug Company was born! My husband and I always call our children ‘luv bugs’ which was a natural fit for our company’s name! Each year, we strive to continue to bring high-quality products to our customers, using our knowledge base of raising three children, and working with a number of parent focus groups that drive our product development. We are in the business of helping families function with a splash of style!
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Luv Bug?
Our most recent products are our Waterproof Crib Sheets and waterproof 2-in-1 Car Seat Canopy. Our car seat canopy is a testament to the feedback we received from parent focus groups. After several focus groups working on this product, and listening to our customers’ needs and recommendations in the development process, we created an amazing product that will shelter your baby from the weather elements and create privacy when desired. Our canopy turns into a play mat when not used as a canopy, and comes with a great storage pouch too! Parents use it for a grab-and-go bag for toys, art supplies, diapers/wipes, and even soiled diapers. Our waterproof crib sheet is an easy single step changing design that eliminates the need for a protective mattress cover. This leaves only the top sheet to change because of its waterproof backing. The ultra-soft organic fabric front side helps babies fall asleep with ease and comfort.
Our UPF 50+ Sun Protection Blanket (Sun Bug) and Peek a Boo Mini Nursing Cover are a few of customers’ favorites. Just recently, TheTot.com recognized our Peek a Boo Mini Nursing Cover due to its innovative design of combining a burp towel and nursing cover into one. You can go anywhere with our hooded Sun Bug Blanket. It is perfect for the pool, stroll in the park, the beach, or even a baseball game. It protects your child’s delicate skin in ways that a stroller canopy doesn’t. The Sun Bug Blanket is made of UPF 50 +UV Protection fabric for the ultimate sunscreen alternative.
What sets Luv Bug apart from other baby and child accessory companies on the market?
Our core mission is to make parenting easier. Parents drive our product development before it goes to market. Our products are created with the idea that function and style are a necessity for today’s parents. Another aspect that separates us from other companies is that several of our products are designed with the idea of reusability, and we use minimal packaging to help preserve our environment.
What can parents expect from Luv Bug at the New York Baby Show?
Parents can expect to find a very enthusiastic husband and wife team that loves hearing stories from new and expecting parents. We will be selling our full product line and offering an event special discount to anyone that purchases during the show. In addition, we will be holding lots of product raffles too.
To find out more about Luv Bug, check out luvbugcompany.com