I love supporting small businesses, and especially work at home moms who are building a business while taking care of their little ones. QuirkyBaby is a small business owned by Rachel Ullman, a former Kindergarten teacher.
Rachel has a degree in Human Development and an Elementary Teaching certificate, which is why she went into teaching (her husband is a 5th grade teacher as well). A mother of one 3-year old daughter, she found her skills and passions naturally aligning with parenting and babywearing, and decided to leave teaching to take on a business focused on babywearing.
She spent her first 2 years at home with her daughter, Jane, and when she went back to work, she missed being at home. As many of us experience, she wanted more time at home with her daughter, and more peace. The stress of getting 3 people out the door every morning made everyone in the house miserable, and she felt like it was unfair her family.
She had known Jane McClintock, a local mom and previous owner of QuirkyBaby, since she had chosen a carrier from her home office when HER Jane was only 2-weeks old. They became friends over time, and Rachel took over Jane’s babywearing group when she went back to work full-time as a lawyer. Eventually, Jane decided to sell her business and Rachel decided to try her hand at something completely new – her own babywearing business.
More About QuirkyBaby
QuirkyBaby is an online business specializing in baby carriers and baby slings. They offer a great selection of buckle carriers, mei tais, wraps and ring slings, as well as useful babywearing accessories and BabyLegs.
Reasons to Shop at QuirkyBaby:
- Free & fast shipping on ALL US orders
- Free gifts with purchases over $75
- QB Bucks rewards points
- QuirkyBaby Quiz for personalized recommendations
- QB Try Before You Buy baby sling and baby carrier rental program
- 60-day return and exchange policy
Next time you’re shopping for a baby carrier, consider purchasing through QuirkyBaby – and support a fellow mom.
To help us celebrate International Babywearing week, QuirkyBaby is giving away a Kozy Carrier Mei Tai in the Pink Ribbon pattern during our babywearing event, which will run from October 8-14.
The Kozy Carrier Mei Tai is:
- A versatile two-shoulder baby carrier that works for newborns through toddlers
- Tall-bodied, so it allows for a high back carry with a newborn or a regular back carry with a toddler
- Flexible and adjustable with shoulder and waist straps that fit most wearers
- A sturdy but soft mei tai carrier in medium-weight canvas, so it offers great support
Come back next week to enter the giveaway, but meanwhile, be sure to connect with QuirkyBaby on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to visit the QuirkyBaby website and leave Rachel some comment love below!
Thank you to QuirkyBaby for sponsoring this post and the upcoming giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.