From Mom-Made Shoes to Sock Puppet Mittens,
From Designer Diaper Bags to Eco-Friendly Clothing,
Mommybites Boston Previews Hot Products on October 12.
BROOKLINE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mommybites Boston (www.mommybites.com/boston), a relationship network for moms, today announced their Made in Massachusetts launch party where moms will learn about new Fall baby gear and accessories, all from local Massachusetts companies. Open to all moms, babies and toddlers, this inaugural event is being held on Friday, October 12, between 11:15am-1pm, at the Puppet Showplace Theater (the first puppetry center in New England), 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA. Moms will be able to preview products and have a chance to win prizes while enjoying locally-made snacks. There will also be music and puppetry entertainment for the kids. The event is free for moms, who can register here: http://mommybites.com/boston/event/mommybites-boston-launch-party/
Featured Massachusetts companies and products include:
1. Magic Beans toys and accessories: a retail store with 5 locations around Boston, run by husband and wife team Eli and Sheri Gurock. They carry a handpicked selection of toys, gear and furniture.
2. The Zen Swaddle from Hudson, MA: the only swaddle to mimic mom’s touch. Touch or simulated touch is medically proven to calm babies by triggering a self-soothing response, thus improving their ability to regulate stress.
3. Rhoost child-proofing products from Boston, MA: easy to install, portable child-proofing products that don’t require adhesives or screws. All are non-toxic, 100% recyclable and come in colors that complement your home décor and blend well with your furniture.
4. Sputtens sock puppet mittens from Pepperrell, MA: warm, water resistant and fun sock puppet mittens that won't fall off or get filled with snow!
5. Hatched organic clothing from Jamaica Plain, MA: carries a large selection of organic fiber clothing for children. They seek out goods from companies with shared values and are committed to using organic and eco-friendly materials.
6. Buddha Belly herbal rub from Brookline, MA: an olive oil-based rub that's great for diaper rashes, eczema, and other skin irritations.
7. Planet Goga utility bags from Dorchester, MA: a 100% linen, completely machine washable ‘Everything Bag’ that is good for diapers, spare clothes, or whatever you want.
8. Bum Boosa baby wipes from Mashpee, MA: made from highly renewable bamboo, these wipes are soft, absorbent and naturally scented with pure grade lavender and sweet orange essential oils, and contain soothing calendula extract and organic aloe vera. They are free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and chlorine, and other harsh ingredients.
9. Kaya’s Kloset baby shoes from Brookline, MA: soft soled baby shoes and slippers are hand-made by a Brookline mom. They come in countless cotton prints, sparkly "disco" and other specialty fabrics, including a hand-painted organic cotton line.
10. Timi & Leslie diaper bags from Natick, MA: diaper bags with serious style. Timi & Leslie have created functional, yet highly fashionable diaper bags that make every mom look stylish.
11. The Happy Magpie maternity t-shirts from Boston, MA: hip, happy, healthy and eco-friendly maternity T-shirts. The tees are made in the USA with 91% organic cotton, 9% spandex (to grow with you) and are dyed and printed with low-impact, non-toxic, water-based inks (that don't leave behind a chemical footprint).
12. SnackTaxi snack bags from Plainfield, MA: made in rural Massachusetts, these reusable bags empower everyone to reduce waste. They were invented to stem the tide of plastic Ziplock bags that flowed from the house to the landfill when the owner’s three kids started school.
13. Gunamuna’s Gunapod wearable blanket from Boston, MA: an innovative sleeping solution that uses all-around zip pulls for simple changing, temperature control and maximized comfort.
14. The Earls of Ink apparel and interiors from Boston, MA: started in early 2012 by a desire and need for locally-sourced textile designs, the Earls of Ink bring their slightly off-centered design aesthetics to apparel and interior collections through the ancient hand process of silk-screen emulsion.
15. Margaret DeBruin eco-friendly clothing from Boston, MA: one-of-a-kind hats and clothing for babies and toddlers made from upcycled materials (fabrics from used clothing made into new fun pieces).
16. Pearl’s Premium lawn seed from Wayland, MA: premium lawn seed that is people, pet and planet friendly. Once established, Pearl's lawns grow very slowly and only needs to be cut once per month, as well as saving 75% on watering costs.
Following their success in New York, Mommybites recently-launched their online and offline community in Boston to connect moms to moms, moms to experts and moms to all of the latest and greatest parenting resources, support and education. The site offers incredible in-person events, support groups, tele-classes, webinars, radio shows, videos, blogs, a nanny board and local deals. The Made in Massachusetts event and Mommybites Boston is led by Rachael Fanopoulos, who lives in Arlington MA with her husband and their 3 year-old son, Alexander and their 5 month-old daughter, Eliana. After 2 years of living outside Boston, Rachael missed the down-to-earth support and mom connections she enjoyed through Mommybites while living in New York; so she partnered with the two moms who founded Mommybites and set about creating something specifically for Boston-based moms.
Mommybites is the first relationship network created specifically for moms, by moms. Mommybites connects moms to moms, moms to experts, moms to education, and moms to the best parenting resources available to make moms’ lives happier and easier. Born out of the largest grassroots moms’ community in Manhattan, Mommybites is available online to every mom and family member in the US.
Headquartered in New Jersey, Mommybites is a private company that is funded by friends and family of the Mommybites network. Mommybites has also received a grant from the prestigious MailChimp Integration Fund for its pioneering work in the way that moms share parenting information and experiences online.
Krysty Ronchetti, +1 818-939-9542