Parents, are you wondering how to get your little ones to tidy up? If so, Shaka Attack has come up with a creative solution to encourage your kids to clean up while simultaneously their development. The brand creates animal storage bins that also double as an educational tool by promoting organizational skills, increasing animal awareness, and stimulating your baby’s imagination. In addition, the company also makes playtime fun with its interactive playmats and animal cushions that your child can use at various stages of development.
What’s more, Shaka Attack will be at the upcoming 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 the founder and owner of Shaka Attack, Nikeisha Brathwaite, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Shaka Attack, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Unique, creative, and functional are the three adjectives fashioned into the Shaka Attack’s trademark, reflecting the products and services we provide.
Our cute animal storage bins promote organizational skills, stimulate children’s imagination, and increase awareness of animals. They are the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom or playroom and are also conveniently sized to carry on a play date.
Our baby playmats are good for every developmental stage; the mats have a large comfortable play area to practice crawling, tummy time, and fun and interactive play. And if your baby makes a mess while exploring their environment, have no fear. The playmats are machine washable.
Shaka Attack is dedicated to promoting fun learning through arts engagement. Our signature hands-on craft headpiece workshop allows participants to express their creativity by adorning their headpieces with jewels, beads, and feathers. Whether it’s in conjunction with our exhibitor display during craft shows or offered as a service to various businesses and non-profits, it’s always a delight.
Tell us about Shaka Attack. When did Shaka Attack start? How has Shaka Attack evolved since then?
Shaka Attack is my namesake label and expresses my design genius, ranging from unique products to craft workshops geared towards children.
Shaka Attack debuted online in March 2016, and we spent the remainder of that year getting to know our customers and promoting our handmade products at local arts and crafts shows in Minneapolis. You may have also remembered us from our ad in the New York Family Baby magazine’s spring 2016 issue.
What are the most popular and newest products from Shaka Attack?
Our most popular product offering has been the animal storage zip bin that serves as a stuffed animal while satisfying your storage needs.
As your baby graduates from baby playmats, they can make the transition to our new animal floor cushions, which are ideal for story time learning and fun floor time.
What sets Shaka Attack apart in the baby marketplace?
Shaka Attack thrives on the balance of innovative design and true functionality. We also know that parents have a strong desire for learning to be incorporated in every aspect of their young child’s life and seek products along those lines, which our products do, ranging from the learned, repetitive act of cleaning up after playtime to art-making skills.
What can parents expect from Shaka Attack at the New York Baby Show?
Expect to see our full offering of animal storage bins: hippo, giraffe, monkey, and elephant as well as our animal playmats. We will debut our animal floor cushions at the show!
To learn more about Shaka Attack, check out shaka-attack.com.