Like countless new mothers, Robyn Collar found two hands weren’t enough. With an infant girl, Kayli, and a newborn son, Talen, Collar found herself more than 100 percent occupied.
“I couldn’t change my daughter’s diapers because my son wouldn’t let me set him down without screaming,” Collar said. “I couldn’t see to my son because of my daughter.”
So Collar put her mind and hands to work and fashioned herself a wrap-around baby carrier, imbuing it with her bold, savvy style. The style resonated with lots of other mothers, so Collar gave birth to her own company, BabyHawk, selling custom-made carriers at $50 each.
That was five years ago. Today, BabyHawk has grown from an in-home enterprise to one located in 1,000 square feet of commercial/industrial space on Ord Way in Oceanside. Collar sells through various retail outlets, and online.
“The reason I decided on that name was, I’m a little different,” Collar said. “I have tattoos. I’m very alternative. And I always said if I had a son, he would have a baby mohawk. And he was born with one. So it just fit.”
Logo from BabyHawk