Cub is a company created by me, Kristy Comishin. I am a trained
Registered Nurse but am currently working as a full-time SAHM (stay
at home mom) with my two children. Hand making baby slings and developing
a web-based company are a creative outlet for me.
When my son was born in January 2001
I had no idea about all the benefits associated with babywearing
(a term created by Dr. William Sears, a renowned attachment parenting
advocate, pediatrician and author). I received my sling as a gift
and found out how to wear it from the wonderful moms at the local
Le Leche League Group.
We have other baby carriers. We sometimes
use a Baby Trekker and a backpack-type carrier; both have been great
for hikes and long walks. Lately I have been trying to familiarize
myself with a wrap-style sling but still use our ring sling everyday.
During my pregnancy with my daughter
I was able to carry my son in the sling. After her birth in November
of 2002 I easily carried her in it and could do all of my other
daily mom-things that need to get done. She was happy and content
right next to me and in easy access of her source of food. Jealousy
from my son was minimized because I had my hands free to help meet
I have discretely breastfed on demand
in the grocery store, parks, walking through a museum, hiking and
many other public places or where it has been inconvenient or impossible
to sit down.
Besides all of the benefits to parents,
slings are a joy for kids. Spending time in the sling is very helpful
when toddlers are feeling frustrated and upset and need to reconnect
with their parents. A few minutes in the sling can help them to
quickly calm down and feel right again.
This company would never have been
started without the wonderful support of my family and friends especially
my husband Ryan and my father.
Thanks to everyone!