Creeper Crawlers Bamboo Baby

Bamboo Fabric

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

 

Hypo Allergenic

For allergy prone or sensitive skin, bamboo is perfect, it is anti-fungal and the organic fabric is so smooth that the fibres do not cause irritation to the skin. This makes bamboo the ideal material for babies and for skin conditions such as psoriasis and even nappy rash.

 

Breathable

Bamboo fabric is a porous material making it very breathable which is perfect for little ones. This means that  it does not cling to the skin during hot weather or if your little one is hot. When attacked by odour causing bacteria the fabric also remains odourless.

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Creeper Crawlers Bamboo top and Easy Grip Bamboo leggings

Thermo Regulating

Bamboo is also the perfect material for exercise as it is thermo-regulating, this also makes it ideal for your active little one. When baby is feeling warm it cools her down and when she is feeling cool it has a warming effect, making it suitable for all climates all year round.  

 

Absorbent

Bamboo is 60% more absorbent than cotton, which makes it the perfect fabric to use in our Sensory Teething Bib. It is absolutely perfect for all those little dribbles.

 

Sensory Teething Bib
Creeper Crawlers Sensory Teething Bib TM

 

Eco Friendly

Bamboo is an incredibly eco-friendly source for fabric. When growing, bamboo does not require any pesticides, irrigation or fertilisers to enhance its growth. It has a natural anti-bacterial that grows within it. It is 100% biodegradable and is the fastest growing plant on the planet, with some records showing a growth of almost 48 inches in a 24hr period.

Bamboo fabric is one of the most ecological and economical products available today and many believe that because bamboo is long lasting, super soft, aesthetically pleasing, economical and ecological, that it is the “Fabric of the Future” – and we at Creeper Crawlers have it available for your little one now.

Click here to see our new Premium Bamboo Collection and place your pre-order. Shipping in May.

 

 

 

 

Bamboo Easy Grip Crawl Suit

Creeper Crawlers Premium Bamboo Crawl Suit TM

Harrogate Nursery Fair

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Last weekend the Creeper Crawlers team went to England for our first trade show of 2015, the 3 day Harrogate International Nursery Fair and in true Creeper Crawlers style there was a little bit of drama.

After having spent over two hours filling the car to the brim and squeezing in all that we needed for the trade show we were ready to catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. Everything went perfectly until we reached the other side.

As we were preparing to disembark for our 3 hour journey to Harrogate someone kindly pointed out that we had a flat tyre. Naturally panic set in as we had to get the car unloaded to access the spare and reloaded before the boat filled up and headed back to Dublin. With the help of the Stena Line Staff, who we can’t thank enough for their help and Creeper Crawlers own Geoffery, the car was unloaded in no time – only to find no spare tyre.

Apparently on some cars the spare tyre is under the car… whoops…. who knew?? 🙂

 

 

Stena Line staffhelping to get us on the move

Stena Line staff helping to get us on the move.

While all the drama and hard work was happening Creeper Crawlers CEO Ollwyn made sure to lend a helping hand by talking lots of pictures for our blog and facebook 🙂

 

 

Having finally arrived in Harrogate we spent the day setting up our stand, we were lucky enough to have a great location and to be beside our friends from Snooze Shade and Gummee Glove.

We had a great few days at the show, seeing some old friends and making new ones. Most importantly we had phenomenal feedback on our Easy Grip Crawl Suit and our new Premium Bamboo Collection, we even added some new international retailers.

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Creeper Crawlers at Harrogate Nursery Fair

We would be lying if we said it was all hard work though, we somehow managed to squeeze in a bit of “networking” over cocktails as well as attending the Banta Awards where the amazing Jason Manford kept us all entertained.

Why can’t all work outings end with a martini?  <3

After Show Cocktails

After Show Cocktails

Crawling for Adults

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In January The Sunday Independent very kindly featured Creeper Crawlers. We were so delighted with the coverage and the fantastic response that we received from it. We were sent many emails of support and encouragement for our business, however there was one email in particular that really stood out to us.

While Ollwyn knows and understands the benefits of the crawling stage in child development and also uses the cross-crawl as part of her remediation programme when she is working with children, she was delighted to hear about the use of crawling and the impact it has for this adult.

We are honoured to have received permission to share part of this email with you.

The email we received was from a person who suffers from MS who wanted to share with us the impact that crawling has on day to day life and how it is of benefit to them.

They have agreed to let us use the email as a way to spread the word and to help educate how crawling can have great benefits for adults also and possibly encourage others to try it for themselves.

 

“Hi,

 

I have just read the article in the Business Section of the Sunday Independent about your business and the connection of babies crawling and overall effect it has on the whole body.  Well just to further this point, I have SP Multiple Sclerosis and my walking ability has been greatly compromised, I was only telling a physiotherapist the other day that if I crawl around my house for a short while, I can get up and walk easily after that.

 

So I totally agree with your concept about crawling and the benefits that come from it, even for an adult like me.

 

Well worth crawling.”

 

A huge thank you to this brave lady for taking the time to email us and for allowing us to use her experience to spread awareness and to help highlight the importance of crawling, it was great to hear from someone who has experienced the benefits of crawling later in life first hand.

In our blog last week we highlighted how important it is for babies to crawl and the associated link to brain functioning, we also described the benefits the cross crawl has for infants such as how it helps with muscle formation, eye sight, coordination and balance.  (Child Development- The Cross Crawl)

The Cross Crawl

The Cross Crawl

However it is important to note that crawling is not only beneficial for babies, recently crawling has been recommended to adults as a way to achieve better communication between brain hemispheres and to repair compromised brain functions.

Crawling today is viewed as a rehabilitative and restorative movement as it helps to develop healthy body and brain connections. Crawling has the ability to improve your health, mobility and strength as well as improving your ability to think and focus.

 

Through crawling, pathways are established between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The better the brain can communicate and process information, the better the body moves.

lady ms

 

A week with Creeper Crawlers

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Life at Creeper Crawlers Head Office was a little hectic last week, from TV appearances to photo-shoots we had a lot to keep us busy.

The Creeper Crawlers Team with TV3's Glenda Gilson

The Creeper Crawlers Team with TV3’s Glenda Gilson

On Monday the team took some mums and gorgeous little models to the Radission Blu Hotel in Dublin to meet the lovely Glenda Gilson from TV3’s Xpose.

Creeper Crawlers CEO Ollwyn had previously been featured on the show two years ago and this time they wanted to highlight how the company has grown and how we are continuing to expand internationally.pic models

 

 

 

The whole day was great fun and our models Cara and Sean did a brilliant job, and were loving the camera.

 

Glenda interviewed Ollwyn about the growth of the business and Ollwyn introduced some of our new Premium Bamboo Collection that we have secretly been working on over the past few months. We are so excited to launch the new bamboo range and we are just in love with the material. Fashion meets function!

Creeper Crawlers New Premium Collection

Creeper Crawlers New Premium Collection

 

The clip aired on Tuesday night and we streamed it live in the office, great way to end another busy day.

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday a photographer from the Bank Of Ireland visited our office to get pictures of the team and Ollwyn in action for the business section of their website. We had great fun, the photographer wasn’t able to leave until we got him in front of the camera and the girls tapped him for tips on how to pose.

Creeper Crawlers Ollwyn and our star model Sean

Creeper Crawlers Ollwyn and our star model Sean

 

The crazy week continued on Friday when we went to look at locations for a very exciting project we have coming up this week. Look out for some great new photos. 🙂

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Office Fun

Umit Kutluk- Haute Couture

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Umit Kutluk- Haute Couture

With all the craziness in the office getting things ready we almost forgot that we needed an evening gown for an after party that we have been invited to in Beverly Hills while we are in LA.

The fantastically talented and much in demand Umit Kutluk, a Turkish designer based in Dublin approached us and suggested that we could wear his gowns.

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Like excited school girls we headed to his studio in Merrion Square in Dublin where we took a few selfies before meeting the man himself.

We spent hours in his fantastic studio/boutique and we were told to try on anything we liked and to have fun with the dresses. Umit stressed that his creations were “to be worn and enjoyed.” So of course we were like kids in a candy store trying on dress after dress and doing our red carpet poses.

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Umit took the time to chat with us and to suggest dresses that would suit us and allowed us to prance around his boutique, he even helped with our changes and showed us how each dress should be worn.

After hours of fun we finally chose a dress each for the event, keep a look out to see which ones we have taken to LA.

Thanks Umit for a great day, you made 3 girls very very happy 🙂

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Heidi Higgins Fashion Designer

Heidi Higgins Fashion Designer

Heidi Higgins

Following our invitation to attend the Golden Globes Luxury Lounge, we received an email that sent us into a bit of a panic- the dress code for the event was casual-elegant. We had no idea what this meant, but thankfully help was on hand from the lovely Port Laoise based designer Heidi Higgins.

 

Heidi invited us to her boutique, where we would be able to choose from an array of outfits, having a look at her website before we left got us very excited indeed. 🙂

Upon arrival at the Heidi Higgins Fashion Designer Boutique we were met by Jaclyn who helped us make sense of the dress code and showed us a few options that would suit each of us.

We had great fun trying on a number of dresses before we settled on thee one, as there were so many to choose from.

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Heidi herself came along, she had lots of time to chat with us and ensured that we had found something perfect for the events, a piece that suited our shapes and fitted in with the dress code.

We are so happy with the dresses that we chose and cannot wait to wear them. They are the perfect day to evening outfit!

Watch this space for photos of the dresses and the Golden Globes Luxury Lounge!!

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Facebook Christmas Market

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Creeper Crawlers were very lucky to be invited to the Facebook HQ in Dublin yesterday to participate in their staff Christmas Market.

We were very excited and so we got ready and headed down early to get set up and to also have a little look around their new offices. In the reception we were met with these inspirational signs which we thought we should share with you as it is always a good idea to take advantage of free advice- especially from a company like Facebook.

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Throughout, there was a great feeling of the culture that these companies are famous for, from the happy and diverse workforce to the huge (free) canteen.  The diversity of the staff was highlighted by the different flags that we could see on the windows of their internal offices and the emphasis placed on staff morale was very clear.

At the market there was a fantastic Christmassy atmosphere with people dressed up and lots of festive music and treats.

Throughout the day Facebook staff came along and were able to browse the different products available and do some of their Christmas shopping.  We were very lucky to participate along with brands such as, Molton Brown, The Irish Fairy Door Company, The Elf on the Shelf, benefit and Kiehls. We also found time to get some of our own shopping done. 🙂

There was huge interest in our Crawl Suits with people buying gifts for their children and nieces and nephews. We were delighted to hear of all the new little Creeper Crawlers there would be across the world with our crawl suits being sent off to places as far as Zimbabwe and Brazil.

We had a great day and it was such an experience to see inside a company of this stature. We also got lots of ideas for when we up-scale the Creeper Crawlers office 😉

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