Necessity is the mother of invention. In 2005 Beth was planning to fly solo with her daughter and couldn’t figure out how to carry everything on and off the plane and to and from the hotel. She simply needed more hands. Baby carriers were not as widely available as they are today, so she decided to make her own. The trip went smoothly and the mei tei she made was exactly what she needed to keep her hands free and baby close. While out-and-about, people started to notice the practical and stylish design.
At first, a few were made for friends, but demand started to grow and Catbird Baby was born. In 2007, Beth partnered with fellow mom and friend, Marion Scott, to design a mei tei inspired soft structured buckle carrier. They called it the Pikkolo, a German term for a quarter bottle of champagne - something small and special - just like a new baby. Since then, both the mei tei and Pikkolo have gone through some minor design changes. A support belt was developed for parents seeking a softer feel around the middle and accessories such as the winter cover and totes have been added to make the babywearing experience even better.
“In the catbird seat” is an idiom that means in an advantageous or enviable position -- just as your baby is when they are in a carrier. Catbird Baby products put all babies and parents in an advantageous and enviable position by combining an ergonomic fit with unparalleled comfort and style.