Jessica Kim’s daughter was born in the middle of a cold Chicago winter. It is that experience which ignited the inspiration that would become her business, Babbaco.
That winter Kim did what every parent does, she covered the baby seat using a blanket. Unfortunately that blanket was a little too slippery, sliding off the carrier and into a puddle. She knew there had to be a better option out there, but looking through the baby section left her empty handed. So, she did what many mothers have done, and she became a mompreneur, reports ABC 7 News.
Frustrated that she couldn’t find anything, Kim says she taught herself how to sew from the internet and created a baby seat cover now marketed as the Babba Cover.
“There’s a hole in the handle so you have a good grasp on the handle, a window in the front and in the back,” Kim said.
Today, Kim’s company has one full-time employee. They still pack and ship most products by themselves but they’re growing fast. The Babba Cover is now sold in over 500 locations. Kim’s passion as a mom-preneur is echoed by her friend Christine Gutierrez, who also quit her corporate job.
“My husband sees how much I enjoy going to work. He says, ‘I’ve never heard you talk about work so much but it’s great, I see you’re alive,’” Gutierrez said.
Both moms say they love their newfound career.
Photo from Babbaco