In 2009 my husband and I took a trip to visit my aunt in Burkina Faso, Africa. While there she took us to the village of Djibasso and we were hosted by Lalabu. She had newborn twins and taught me how to wear her son on my back. I was amazed at how easy and comfortable it was and decided when I had kids I would wear them like Lalabu did.
Once back in the states I noticed the wraps and baby carriers here seemed so much more clunky, uncomfortable, and cumbersome than the simple baby wearing in Djibasso. There had to be a better way!!
My husband and I set out to create a simple solution that allows moms to enjoy the benefits of wrapping their newborn without the complexity. The Soothe Shirt™ does just that. Worn as a shirt, the built-in pouch comforts your newborn. When not in use the pouch flattens back into the shirt creating a shapely cover over the built in nursing bra. I am so happy to share this product with moms everywhere and hope you enjoy it!
One Day One Dollar
We work one day each week to help women in Atlanta and give $1 of each sale back to women in Africa.
We believe being in business is not just about investing in our own work. $1 of every sale goes to support women in Africa through micro-finance. Locally, we have a policy where one day of each week our employees work for local women's shelters rather than on Lalabu. Lalabu is currently working with three organizations in Atlanta to help women. We've coined our model as "One Day One Dollar". Because of our focus on making great baby products and helping women transition into a new and better life our vision is "We work for new lives."