Sensory Bamboo Teething Bib

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This sensory teething bib has been designed, like all of our products with baby in mind. We aim to put baby first and not focus on developing products that aim to make life easier for parents.

We wanted to design a bib that not only provided some pain relief but also had some developmental aspects too.

We achieved this by adding little ridges and circles to the silicone edging – adding a sensory element to the bib, supporting cognitive development while baby teeths.

Sensory For Brain Development

Sensory For Brain Development

So whats different?

Babies tend to drool excessively when they are teething and so this is the perfect solution – a bib and teether in one!

  • Silicone Edge- This food grade, BPA free silicone V edging provides soothing pain relief while those little teeth try to break through the gums and with the additional little ridges and textures it provides a sensory feeling for cognitive development.
  • The bib is stylish with a bandana shape and is also reversible.
  • The Fabric

It wasn’t until we needed to source a fabric for our new premium range and started doing some research that we began to learn about the benefits and qualities of bamboo fabric. We wanted something that was kind to baby’s skin and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and it is even recommended by doctors for children, especially those with any skin irritation or sensitivity.

As bamboo is 60% more absorbent than cotton it makes the perfect material for a bib for teething babies. As you know babies drool so much more while teething. This material also helps to reduce the teething rash and it is antibacterial.

Learn more about the benefits of bamboo here.

We began with 2 colours and recently we have recently added some new bib designs as shown here.

New Colours Launched

New Colours Launched

We will be launching a brand new design (something a little different) very soon also.

To buy a Sensory Teething Bib for your little one click here.

Have you got a teething baby on your hands?

Babies usually begin to teeth around 6 months old however this does vary- can be as early as 3 months or even begin as late as 12 months old.  It is very important to remember that like all milestones babies experience teething differently.

For a lucky few babies (and parents) teething does not cause any difficulty at all with no symptoms showing. The majority of babies though are not so lucky and as most of you will know it is quite an ordeal for baby and parents for a number of months with mum and dad doing what they can to make the experience a little easier.

BambooTeething Bib

BambooTeething Bib

Signs that your baby is teething.

  • Excessive drooling
  • Chewing on whatever they can get their hands on including your fingers and theirs
  • Irritable
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Rubbing their face and ears
  • Rash caused by constant drooling and chafing

 

What you can do

  • By applying a little pressure with a clean finger you can help to provide some relief from the teething pain.
  • If baby is eating solids you could try giving them some fruit or veg eg a piece of carrot to gnaw on. Use cooled but not frozen foods as extreme cold can be harmful.
  • As you know teething causes baby to drool excessively, it is important to keep baby dry as this drool can cause skin irritations. Use a clean dry cloth as frequently as possible. Our teething bib is made from bamboo material which is recommended by doctors for babies skin and is 60% more absorbent than cotton.
  • Some people like to use nipple creams to treat the rash around the mouth and cheeks.
  • Baby needs lots of extra TLC and attention from loved ones while they are teething 🙂

 

Products to avoid

  • Rusks- Although rusks are very popular they do have a high sugar content which is not good for those new little teeth.
  • Rubbing alcohol- We advise against using rubbing alcohol on your babies gums- even if you are desperate.
  • Amber necklaces – There is currently no evidence to support the claims that amber necklaces are beneficial for teething babies and in some cases they have actually became a choking hazard.
  • The benefit of most teething products is that not only do they sooth pain but the majority also encourage fine motor and sensory development. Most teethers are textured for a sensory experience linked to cognitive development. The majority also help with the development of fine motor skills as baby can hold on to it and move it around while putting it to their mouth. When buying a teething product make sure that baby’s hands and finger movements are not restricted.

 

The Creeper Crawlers sensory teething bib is both a bamboo bib and teether in 1. Buy yours here.

Sensory For Brain Development

Sensory For Brain Development

If you think your baby seems to be in a lot of pain don’t hesitate to consult with your nurse or doctor who will be able to make recommendations for gels and pain medication.

CC News Round Up – Las Vegas and more!

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We thought we would give you a little update on what we have been up to lately here in HQ. In last months update we had daylight robbery and streakers, this month we have Las Vegas pool parties and award ceremonies. The baby industry is far more exciting than people think 🙂

Of the recent Creeper Crawlers activities, the highlight was the trip to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas!

Some of the team were lucky enough to travel to the US to see what new products were coming to the market very soon. The ABC Kids Expo is held in the Las Vegas Convention Centre and is attended by over 14,000 people each year- the biggest baby event in USA.

Each day we walked the 8 miles of show (learning quickly that heels were a bad, bad idea) where we spotted some new products that are sure to cause a stir in the baby space. Some that are great and some not so great :). Here are the top 3 products that stood out to us. Let us know what you think.

This product is a book and soundtrack that you can use to help prepare your pet for the new arrival.

Tell Your Dog

How to tell your pet about the new arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands free pumping kit- We think the picture explains this better than we ever could.

Hands Free!

Hands Free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For us this was the product that stood out the most and seemed to go down a treat at the show. The new stroller from GB Baby- just watch the video and you will see why. Like this stroller, sometimes you come across a product at these shows that would make you want to have another baby- but sometimes you also come across products that really don’t. 😉

 

Each evening we were lucky enough to attend industry functions that just happened to be in our hotel. We stayed in the SLS Las Vegas which is perfect for anybody attending shows in the convention centre as it has its own monorail station and is only 2 stops away.

This allowed us time to have the obligatory poolside cocktail after the show and soak our feet (and send some pics back to the office to make the rest of the team jealous) before getting ready for the evening events.

At the ABC Kids industry party we met up with a friend of ours Jamie Grayson- better known as The Baby Guy NYC. Jamie is Americas leading baby blogger / baby gear expert and if you are not following him- do! He is very entertaining and an expert in all things baby! We finally got to show him our newest products and he loved it 🙂 we are delighted to say we will be working on another joint project very soon.

The Baby Guy NYC

The Baby Guy NYC

 

Another event held in the SLS was the Modern Brands Pool Party- where we had a great night thanks to our friends at “ezpz”. This was the greatest party, with amazing food and a free bar..

Photo Booth Fun

Photo Booth Fun

Celebrating In Style

Celebrating In Style

The photo booth was the highlight and of course we took full advantage of it. 🙂

Although it was an intense few days we managed to celebrate a successful trip with a little bottle of bubbly by the pool. 😉

 

 

 

 

After all the fun and craziness of Las Vegas it was time for a quick overnight at home with some family time squeezed in before we were back to the airport the next morning and off to London for the Baby Show. After another day of meetings and following the meetings in the US also things are starting to get very real and very exciting for our new products. We can’t wait for the launch. Watch this space.

 

A week later we were delighted to attend the Maternity and Infant Awards Ceremony in Dublin where one of our fab new products was a finalist in the feeding products category- that’s right our new products are not crawling related, that’s all we can tell you at the moment but we are getting so much closer to the big reveal. Any ideas?

Maternity and Infant Awards

Maternity and Infant Awards

On another note we have joined Periscope- we were introduced to it by our American friends and we love it! It is going to be huge here too. You can get the app and follow us through our twitter account @creepercrawlers. This is a live streaming service so you will be able to get real time info from us and see what we are up to.

 

Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of our amazing CC University Tracksuits.

Enter to win here: 

Why is my baby not crawling?

Crawling Develops

Many parenting books and guides say that babies should be crawling by the time they are 7 months old however, if your baby is not crawling there is no need to panic as we have found that babies today are actually beginning to crawl a little later. Our Easy Grip Crawl collections go right up to 24months.

Now in 4 colours!

Now in 4 colours!

There are many reasons why your baby may not be crawling, maybe they are just not ready yet or it could be due to factors in their environment. They could be finding it very difficult to get their body co-ordinated on the slippery floor surfaces in your homes. You must remember that babies are just finding out what parts belong to them and that they can control their own movement. When placed on a slippery floor this can cause frustration and many babies give up trying to crawl.

Slippery surfaces can put babies off crawling.

Slippery surfaces can put babies off crawling

Wooden, tiled or laminate floors present a huge challenge to your baby as they offer no traction, babies slip and slide resulting in bumped heads and this can put babies off learning to crawl. For babies this is the same as us trying to walk on ice.

It is important that you do all you can to help encourage the all-important cross crawl. Read more about how you can encourage crawling here.

 

Crawling Develops

Crawling Develops

Of course there could be other physiological or medical factors that are preventing your baby from crawling, if you are concerned about your childs development please speak with your doctor or public health nurse.

The Perfect Baby Gift

Creeper Crawlers LA Edition Gift Boxes

What to buy for a new born baby?

 

At Creeper Crawlers we offer something very different – our gripper technology. Our little gripper bugs on the knees and feet provide baby with the traction to get crawling and to reach this vital developmental milestone.

Kind & Jugend Innovation Award Boards

Creeper Crawlers Gripper Bugs

 

We are passionate about child development and our products encourage healthy crawling, helping baby with muscle and brain development.

Our Easy Grip Collections are stylish and functional- the perfect blend between baby fashion and purpose.

Original Easy Grip Crawl Suit

Original Easy Grip Crawl Suit

The Original Easy Grip Crawl Suit now comes in 4 colours and is available here. We have the ever popular pink and blue as well as neutral tones cream and our brand new mint, just in case you aren’t sure if the new arrival is a baby boy or a little baby girl. 🙂

 

 

Creeper Crawlers goes to Hollywood

Creeper Crawlers LA Edition Gift Boxes

 

The crawl suit fits perfectly into our gift boxes and you can even have one of our stylish LA Edition pink and black designs that were gifted to the stars, such as Channing Tatum and Gina Rodriguez at the Golden Globe Awards in January this year 🙂 We can even send it directly as a gift if you wish, with a little personal note included.

 

 

 

 

We have just recently launched our new premium range- our bamboo collection. Available here. This premium collection includes separates, tops and leggings and a bamboo crawl suit, as well as our popular sensory teething bib.

Sensory Teething Bib

Sensory Teething Bib

The bamboo baby clothes also have our unique gripper technology and the material is perfect for babies skin. Read all about the benefits of Bamboo for babies here.

Our Bamboo Collection is a little touch of luxury and style, with super soft material and muted tones, perfect for a modern baby.

 

The CC University Tracksuit is personally my favourite, baby tracksuits are huge right now and is the perfect gift when looking for something that nobody else would have thought of 🙂 The tracksuit comes in blue or pink, perfect for a little Miss or Mr.

Creeper Crawlers blends baby style with functionality and encourages healthy development, we are the only company in the world providing developmental clothing for babies- truly unique 🙂

New CC University Tracksuit

New CC University Tracksuit

 

 

My Day in Google

Can't wait to return :)

So ….. last week I had a great adventure on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Google Ireland HQ

Google Ireland HQ

I was very lucky to be invited to Google HQ by Colm Harling the SRP Global Program Manager and take part in the SRP Business Challenge. Creeper Crawlers are always looking for ways to improve our engagement online and ultimately increase our sales via our website. The Nooglers (new Googlers) were a fabulous group who took time to gain a deep understanding of my company. Each team then presented a range of exciting possibilities for us to take away and implement very quickly.I would highly recommend other companies to participate in these types of activities, if lucky enough to be offered the chance.
The members of the team were deeply knowledgeable, motivated and extremely enthusiastic about genuinely recommending strategies that could assist us in reaching our business goals.

Great day at Google HQ in Dublin

Great day at Google HQ in Dublin

Google has over 4000 employees in their Dublin HQ. The staff are from all over the globe and bring a fantastic cultural mix to our capital. There is an amazing vibe of coolness and funkiness when you walk into the building to register, right from the types of computers that you use to register to get your visitors badge through to the seating arrangements in the vast bustling lobby. Some seats are more like art installations and I have to confess, I wasn’t too sure if I should be sitting on them or not! But as it turned out, I didn’t have to wait long for Colm to come get me.

 

Google Meeting Point

Google Meeting Point

This would look great in CCHQ!

This would look great in CCHQ!

I was brought into their secure development space and I’m telling you folks, the kitchen in this area was spectacular and kitted out with plenty of fruit and then snacks in drawers to beat the band. But as Colm later explained to me, Google are supporting their staff to make healthy snack choices so they decided to keep fruit on display in all kitchens throughout the building and to still have snacks available to employees but to have them stored out of sight! Makes total sense! And what a great initiative. Kudos to Google management.

 

I got to spend about an hour and a half with the team in Google and then Colm brought me to the other buildings to have a look at some of their funky layouts.

One thing I noticed as I walked through the corridors of the various buildings was that everywhere you looked there were lots of different little spaces for sitting / working / reading / being social etc. I asked Colm if employees were allowed to move away from their desks and work and he said ‘yes’ and that they are actually encouraged to use other spaces around the building.

That is brilliant. Something the CCHQ will have some day, fingers crossed 🙂

 

There was also this amazing wallpaper:

Love this wallpaper

Love this wallpaper

 

And this cool wall that lit up when you walked past. I couldn’t resist taking a short video of it! Brilliant.

Outdoor terrace

Outdoor terrace

Last weeks healthy menu

Last weeks healthy menu

They also have a great lunch spot where staff can make their own juices and smoothies etc. Just have a look at what was on the menu last week…… yum.

And when you have your plate full of healthy foods you can enjoy some time outside in the sunshine in one of their roof terraces.

 

 

 

As you go up higher in the buildings the views from the upper floors are amazing. You can see all around Dublin. Infact there are three famous landmarks in this photo, can you list them?

Dublin skyline as seen from Google HQ

Dublin skyline as seen from Google HQ

In one of the buildings there is even a Google shop, I was just thanking my lucky stars that my boys were not with me on this adventure as I know there would have been a battle of wills in the Google shop!

 

And actually at the end of my stay, Colm gifted me a Google mug – which now has pride of place in my kitchen – the boys wouldn’t let me bring it into the office!

Love my Mug! :)

Love my Mug! :)

I have to say a huge thank you to all the fantastic Google team that worked with me. Here is a great pic that Colm took just before I left. I even managed to find a little pic of Colm too……..

Can't wait to return :)

Can’t wait to return :)

The lovely Colm from Google

The lovely Colm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s hoping to get back to another great session with the Googlers soon.

Thanks for a great day folks.

Creeper Crawlers do Mud and Mischief

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Here at Creeper Crawlers HQ we like to work hard and play harder. So following a few hectic weeks we decided to let off some steam by getting covered in muck and showing off our driving skills. 🙂

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For our off road driving session we went to Palmerstown House Estate in Naas, where the offroaddriving.ie instructors showed us the ropes and then let us loose on the forest.

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Creeper Crawlers CEO Ollwyn Moran taking on the challenge

 

We had an amazing days fun, even if we did get told off for speeding and for not knowing our left from our right (okay that was only me). We got to experience the capabilities of the 4×4 jeeps, drive through rivers and over steps as well as through a steep, slippery forest. It was a great way for the team to have some serious fun away from the office and we will definitely be back. Highly recommended!!!

 

 

 

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The Creeper Crawlers Team

After we had been covered in muck and had thoroughly scared the life out of each other we continued the fun back at CC HQ with some pizzas. (Oh! and wine) 🙂

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Off Road Driving