IBW Bash 2018 Silver Sponsor Highlight: Third Coast Fiber Arts

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Third Coast Fiber Arts makes products featuring handwoven fabric for you and your home. Using a range of high quality yarns and materials sourced primarily from small businesses in the U.S., decorative fabrics are hand woven on traditional floor looms and products are hand made in Chicago, IL and Crown Point, IN.

Third Coast Fiber Arts makes a wide range of products for you and your home, including bags, scarves, cowls, pillows, table runners, towels, and more.

The urban tote is a hand crafted bag featuring a decorative, hand dyed and handwoven panel in a pink and blue gradient. It’s big enough to carry everything you need for for work, a day out with the kids (and water resistant lining protects it from spills and makes for easy clean-up!), or to carry #allthewraps to your local meet up.
The kitchen towels with cheerful, hand dyed rainbow stripes are 100% cotton and machine washable, making them a beautiful – but functional! – addition to your kitchen.

The women behind Third Cost Fiber Arts are sisters who became interested in weaving because of their own collections of handwoven baby wraps. They took a weaving class together on a whim and fell in love with the craft. Before the class was over, they both bought floor looms and started weaving for family and friends.

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instagram handle @thirdcoastfiber

#handwoven #artisanmade #madeinchicago #thirdcoastfiber


IBW Bash 2018 Platinum Sponsor Highlight: BIRTHFIT

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BIRTHFIT is a movement. It’s about expectant and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions, and supporting one another’s journeys. We train intentionally for pregnancy, and we recover postpartum with intention, the postpartum through fitness, nutrition and mindset. We want you to be ready in body, mind & spirit for the experience of birth and the lifelong journey that follows.

We offer postpartum fitness training through two options – the BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series and the Postpartum Breath & Flow Series. We’ll start with breath-work and evolve into full body, functional motor patterns. You will establish a solid core foundation, wake up your posterior chain, and enhance your posture through safe, effective movements that transfer to any activity in your daily life. These are great courses for all postpartum women looking to heal their core & pelvic floor and gain strength and stability to meet the daily demands of motherhood.

We also offer prenatal training both childbirth education and fitness training. Our BIRTHFIT Prenatal Series complements & completes your birth education journey! You & your birth partner will explore your birth preferences, choices & options; you will create your own postpartum healing plan and address the pillars of fitness, nutrition, connection and mindset for your motherhood transition. Our prenatal fitness program focuses on our belief that women should embrace proper strength and conditioning while training for pregnancy. We’re here to support you and help you physically and mentally prepare you for birth.

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series is an 8-class series (4 weeks). We are donating 3 Postpartum Series spots. In these classes, Moms will work on healing their core and pelvic floor after birth; returning to functional movements; connecting with other women; and sharing their stories.


We have 80+ Regional Directors all over the United States and Canada as well as a growing list of coaches and professionals. Our Chicagoland team is actually comprised of three separate companies – BIRTHFIT Fox Valley (Oswego), BIRTHFIT Chicago: Western Suburbs (Oak Park to Addison, and Warrenville to Naperville), and BIRTHFIT North Shore. We also have professionals and coaches throughout the Chicagoland area.

BIRTHFIT believes that connection, collaboration and communication are key. In the Chicagoland area, we are a team of chiropractors, coaches, functional medicine doctors, doulas, La Leche leaders and chiropractic-acupuncturists that work together to help mamas meet their goals through the motherhood transition. We believe that our strength lies in helping mamas by connecting them to the provider or coach that can help them the best.

BIRTHFIT was created because there was a need for women to be given evidence-based information during the motherhood transition (both prenatal and postpartum). It’s about expecting and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions. We are here as a support team, helping provide mamas information so they can make informed decisions on fitness, nutrition and mindset.”

https://www.facebook.com/birthfitchicago/ https://www.facebook.com/birthfitfoxvalley/


#birthfit #motherhoodtransition

IBW Bash 2018 Platinum Sponsor Highlight: B & B Creations

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A note from B & B Creations:  “I offer quality made vinyl t-shirts, decals and more. I started as a way to make cute shirts for my kids. I now love to offer mommy and me sets, Mom shirts, wall decor and more! 

I make vinyl t-shirts, decals and framed canvas art. I am donating key chains in a variety of colors with baby wearing, cloth diaper and breastfeeding images on them, for each swag bag.  

We just recently bought some land to turn into a farm! I’m just one mom trying to bring cute affordable shirts to other mom’s.  


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I started making items with my neighbor, when we wanted cute shirts for our kids. We signed up to do an event together, but she moved shortly after. Now its just me.”


Thank you B & B Creations!

IBW Bash 2018 Gold Sponsor Highlight: Cygnus Lactation Services, LLC


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Cygnus Lactation Services – Offering breastfeeding help to babies and families from prenatal visits through weaning, and all of the speed bumps along the way!
Our membership programs mean that you can come in for professional help, check-ins, and advice as many times as you’d like during your breastfeeding journey – at no extra cost! All clients have ongoing access to our LC’s via phone, text, and email too! We’re here for you so you can be there for your baby!

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We offer a variety of membership programs — prenatal, Total Care, As We Grow, and more, that provide ongoing breastfeeding support for families. Our focus is providing on-going care to ensure breastfeeding success. All clients also have full access to us via phone, text and email!
We are also a dispensary of pasteurized donor milk for the Mothers Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, so we can provide donor milk by Rx. We have a creamatocrit machine on-site to measure calorie and fat content of milk for our special-needs babies. Our goal is to provide full service support!

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We’re hoping our donation to supply the changing area helps make life easier for those attending!

Our company got its start by others saying it couldn’t be done! Totally impossible! I was also a single mom with two kids at the time — and was told so many times to just stop and “get a real job”. I was once introduced at a presentation I was giving as “The Woman Who is Doing What Can’t Be Done”, (by a man who told me more than once it couldn’t be done!) and I wear that as a badge of honor! So — NEVER believe it when anyone tells you it’s impossible. Just quietly show them just how possible it is!

Our membership model allows us to work with our families from birth until weaning, rather than just one visit. This way we get to know our families really well, and we get to help them overcome all kinds of hurdles along the way. Our families tend to have much longer breastfeeding journeys because of this ongoing support.

Our company was founded on the idea that breastfeeding is just as important to both mom and baby’s health as any other medical care. We wanted to create a practice that respects the importance of breastfeeding and integrates the latest knowledge and techniques to improve outcomes for the entire breastfeeding family.

Supporting our community has also been central to our business goals, so we appreciate the opportunity to help with this event, and we thank YOU for all the work you do to help families!”

Facebook Page: facebook.com/cygnuslactation

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IBW Bash 2018 Silver Sponsor: Scentsable Health

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Scentsable Health is a full service aromatherapy company owned and operated by Certified Aromatherapist Shannon Dennis. We specialize in kid safe blends, mental/emotional support products and women’s care. All products are organic and handcrafted with sustainable products. Scentsable Health loves coming along side your family to support your well-being!”

Handcrafted, organic, kid safe, emotional support, mental support, women support.

Lil Ones Kit – https://scentsablehealth.com/shop/anti-germ-wellness/bouncing-baby-bundle/
Beatin’ Bugs Set – https://scentsablehealth.com/shop/anti-germ-wellness/beatin-bugs-set/

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ScentsableHealth

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ScentsableHealth



Photo credits:

Amy Howton Photography

Tender Nest Photography

IBW Bash 2018 Platinum Sponsor Highlight: MAM

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About MAM – standard setting baby products
MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visitwww.mambaby.com.
Join the MAM Club today and receive a free 2-pack of pacifiers with $25 purchase + free shipping on shopmambaby.com and be the first to know on news of special offers, promotions and new product introductions from MAM!

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MAM is the market leader for pacifiers in the U.S. with more than 19 million pacifiers being sold each year to U.S. consumers. MAM’s mission is to help parents to provide for their babies and make their lives easier, while at the same time ensuring the health and comfort of the child.

Follow MAM
Facebook: facebook.com/MAMbabyUSA
Twitter: @MAMBABY
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/MAMUSA
Instagram: mam_usa

IBW Bash 2018 Platinum Sponsor Highlight: Babylonia

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“Nova Natural began offering Babylonia products in 2007 and since then, as babywearing enthusiasts ourselves, we’ve enjoyed being able to share the joys and benefits that come with babywearing. We love that though Babylonia we can offer a wide range of organic carriers to meet the needs of parents, caregivers and children.”

Who wants to see some pretty carriers and some super cool toys? Maybe a little something of theirs will be in the swag bags!