So many businesses get started from an idea based on a need, whether it be a lack of availability, a completely new product, or improving on something that’s already out there. Natulo is no different. Created by work-at-home-mom Katrin, Natulo is still a very small business, but Katrin believes her products can benefit moms and little ones everywhere, especially when they need relief from everyday ouchies. Get to know Kartin and Natulo in the following interview, and then enter their Dr. Seuss-inspired giveaway!
TLB: What would you like TLB readers to know about Natulo?
Katrin: Natulo was inspired after my daughter was born. One of those sleepless teething nights inspired me to create our Natulo IceTeethers. Initially we started off with the plastic teethers in the freezer. But as I grew crunchier, with time, and started traveling more, we needed something which stayed cold longer and was not made of plastic. After the birth of my son, I created the OuchEase bags. With nursing challenges and an active toddler, we had our share of ouchies which needed warmth and cooling. Everyday life inspired our products which we use on a regular basis at our house.
TLB: What is the inspiration behind your name?
Katrin: Ha, we spent one afternoon looking for a name which sounded natural. A pound of Nature, some Nautical and a pinch of “natural.” As a little SAHM startup I wanted to have a website and Natulo was still available, so, my little home business had a name.
TLB: What would you say are some of Natulo’s key values in making products for mommies and babies?
Katrin: The products we create need to be non plastic, natural and/or organic, easy to use and practical; solve an everyday problem for mommies and/or babies.
TLB: Could you tell us a bit more about the OuchEase bags?
Katrin: The OuchEase bags are made from organic cotton fabric with fun prints, mostly Dr. Seuss themed. Inside the bags is organic jasmin rice. These bags can be put in the freezer (we always have one frozen), but they can also be heated up in either the Microwave or the oven. The rice will hold the temperature, weather cold or warm, so that the bag then can be applied to whatever ouchy there might be, from Mommy’s engorged Boob to little one’s bee sting or twisted ankle or bumped head. And believe me, the fun prints make all the difference to get the kiddos thinking about something other than how much they are hurting.
TLB: What is your favorite breastfeeding tip?
Katrin: Stick with it! With my first, nursing came natural and easy – with my second the first two months were very hard with lots of tears. I’m happy I remembered the time nursing with my first and I knew I would just stick with it, we (baby and I) would work together and find our way ..which we finally did.:)
Natulo is giving away one OuchEase bag to two lucky Leakies.
(winner’s choice of print)
OuchEase Bag: 100% colorful organic Dr. Seuss Cotton – filled with organic rice – your choice of the Dr. Seuss theme (make sure to comment which one you’d like to win) - Retail Value: $25.00
Currently Leakies can find these and other practical mommy and baby items on the Natulo website www.natulo.com.
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from June, 10th, 2014 through June 17th, 2014. A big thanks to Katrin and Natulo this show of support to our breastfeeding community; please be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is restricted to U.S. residents only.